Titans, Vikings suspend in-person activities over Titans’ positive COVID-19 tests

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For the first time this season, NFL teams’ operations are being affected by positive COVID-19 tests.

The Titans had three players and five other personnel test positive for COVID-19, NFL Network reports. As a result, both the Titans and the Vikings (who played the Titans on Sunday) are suspending in-person club activities.

Players and personnel who tested positive will quarantine, according to NFL guidelines. Those who were in close contact with players and personnel who tested positive will need to test negative before they can participate in any club activities.

There’s no word yet on the identity of the players or personnel who tested positive.

The Titans host the Steelers on Sunday, while the Vikings travel to Houston to play the Texans. So far there is no indication that either of those games will be affected, but a larger outbreak could put the schedule in question.

41 responses to “Titans, Vikings suspend in-person activities over Titans’ positive COVID-19 tests

  1. A couple of weeks ago, I would’ve said this is the beginning of the end, but not so sure now.

    Keep in mind, though, that the cold season still hasn’t kicked in yet.

  2. Nothing shocking. We all had to expect this would happen. It will be worked through. Nothing catastrophic by any means.

  3. Isn’t a 14 day quarantine mandated? Oh, wait. This is pro sports. They have different rules. My bad.

  4. So dozens will test positive, will be a little sick for a few days, recover, and go on with their lives. But yeah, let’s cancel everything. Super smart.

  5. Go Denver. Only 3 spots away from #32 and Trevor Lawrence. You can do this, without tanking. Go for it!

    Avid Bronco Fan

  6. This will be a good test of the reactive systems. It sounds like the League and teams are doing all the right things in response to shut this down before it spreads out of control.

    Given the small group affected to start with, you’d also think that contact tracing back to the source of the infection should be feasible. That will be good, not because it gives somebody to blame, but because it will show team personnel where risk is introduced.

  7. Well baseball made it through it, although double headers aren’t a thing for football. I really did like the bubble for hockey and basketball. Hopefully they keep things going the way they have been. Could get dicey, but hopefully not.

  8. skoldaddy2020 says:
    September 29, 2020 at 10:41 am
    So dozens will test positive, will be a little sick for a few days, recover, and go on with their lives. But yeah, let’s cancel everything. Super smart.

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    One million deaths worldwide, 200,000 in the US. Knucklehead.

  9. If anyone thought the NFL was immune to this they are in serious denial.
    I don’t see this ending well.

  10. @deadinbed

    They do not have to have a 14 day quarantine, because they are tested daily! Do you understand that now? Reason regular people had the 14 days, was because we couldn’t get test, or they took up to a week to get results.

    How are people this stupid?

  11. How the league handles this is going to make or break the season. What’s scary is how fast this thing can spread and the fact that clearly someone within the Titans managed to bring it into the building despite all of the testing.

  12. So dozens will test positive, will be a little sick for a few days, recover, and go on with their lives. But yeah, let’s cancel everything. Super smart.

    ____

    Did I miss the part where they cancelled everything?

  13. Will be interesting to see if there was any covid transmission from the Titans to the Vikings. It’s not like the Viking defenders got all that close to the Titans’ offensive players on Sunday.

  14. They do not have to have a 14 day quarantine, because they are tested daily! Do you understand that now? Reason regular people had the 14 days, was because we couldn’t get test, or they took up to a week to get results.
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    Reason fro 14 day quarantine is 14 day incubation period noted in some cases. Nothing to do with testing frequency or delayed results.

  15. skoldaddy2020 says:
    September 29, 2020 at 10:41 am
    So dozens will test positive, will be a little sick for a few days, recover, and go on with their lives. But yeah, let’s cancel everything. Super smart.

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    THERE RIGHT THERE! Its this kind of attitude that is keeping things from going back to normal! You self-absorbed, entitled spoiled little tw*twaffle! Whats the average age of a head coach in the NFL? They are in the kill zone! Some of these players have their elderly parents living with them, they are in the kill zone. Its people like you that only care about themselves walking around like Billy and Bonnie Bad a$$es without a mask. I suppose if you haven’t figured out that masses gathering and restaurants are like Petri dishes for this virus then you are a lot brighter than you look.

    This virus doesn’t care what age you are, race you are, religion etc…..it can kill you. let me say that again. IT CAN KILL YOU! You may want to play Russian roulette with your life but your not gonna do it with mine. Grow up! Mask UP! So tired of people thinking that some perceived right they have about a damn mask. You cannot go into a business or restaurant without shoes and a shirt on its a health issue.

  16. Lots of fools commenting on here with some sort of suggestions that this is overreacting or not a big deal. Probably because you never understood or cared to begin with or are simply ignorant.

    But facts are facts. And the data + behaviors are clear. Cross your fingers because the second wave is real, it’s coming, and it’s about 3-4 weeks before it’s going to start to skyrocket. Reality doesn’t change just because you want it to.

    So if you want some more football, you better be making sure you and your friends be smart. Otherwise, kiss it goodbye for now.

  17. And yet the NHL has just completed its season and play-offs in a bubble with no positive tests at all. Just imagine, a group of athletes sticking to the rules and and accordingly not having to deal with issues such as this.

    be like the NHL..

  18. The NFL can absorb one or two of these but not much more. This isn’t baseball where the Marlins can catch up by playing a gazillion double-headers.

  19. How do they not play this winter sport in a bubble, cum on this plain stupidity! They better figure it out fast because once flu season enters the equation it will be over.

  20. skoldaddy2020 says:
    September 29, 2020 at 10:41 am
    So dozens will test positive, will be a little sick for a few days, recover, and go on with their lives. But yeah, let’s cancel everything. Super smart.

    99 178 Rate This
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    Its this mentality that will push the US past .5 million deaths. Super smart.

  21. The NFL did everything they could think of and yet 4 players have tested positive. And some staff. Imagine your local high school and almost any large work place. And the students’parents and grandparents.

    Covid has a modest mortality rate. 2 to 4 times the flu. Unfortunately, 7,500,000 known infections at a mortality rate of only 1 third of 1% is how we got to leading the world in reported deaths.Averaging about 1000 dead a day since mid March. Going on 250,000 dead. More than 4 times US troop deaths during VietNam war.

    It spreads person to person in the are and on surfaces, from hands to nose or mouth or eyes.

    Wash your hands and wear a mask.

    Maybe Covid will cull out the stupid?

  22. Cue Roger insisting there’s no competitive disadvantage to being locked out of your facilities for the week.

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