NFL requiring enhanced, supplemental protocols for Titans, Vikings

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The Vikings returned to practice Thursday under new enhanced, supplemental protocols that the Titans also will have to implement when their team facility reopens.

Lindsay Jones of TheAthletic.com reports that the league sent a memo to all teams Thursday about post-exposure protocols. It currently applies only to the Vikings and Titans.

“There is one simple rule to remember: Act as if every person you come in contact with has a COVID infection and take appropriate precautions,” Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, wrote in the memo.

The measures include required face coverings or Oakley face shields for everyone on the practice field, including players, with “no exceptions.” Masks are required at all times for rehabbing players.

Players also must wear gloves during practice aside from the quarterbacks on their throwing hands.

All meetings are virtual and “when possible, activities will take place outdoors or in large, open spaces.” Only 10 people are allowed in the weight room at a time.

In addition, the memo states that “no team or player gatherings or group football activities will be permitted away from the facility.”

6 responses to “NFL requiring enhanced, supplemental protocols for Titans, Vikings

  1. Everyone just needs to be smart and take every precaution until there’s a vaccine. The drug companies are saying maybe March or April until they have the vaccine ready.

  2. I’m just incredibly grateful that we can finally get back to more glorious MN Viking football excellence.

  3. Am I the only Vikings fan the feels they are being hurt because of Covid more than any other team?? Sign a good free agent (Michael Pierce) that they needed badly, yet he (understandably because of health reasons & Covid risks) sits out his first season with the team. Then you have a mix & match o-line and one of the youngest defenses in the league with no pre-season games to get things to gel. Now, even though they had no one test positive this week, they have to play a road game in Houston having missed practices. Bit of an unfair advantage for Houston if you ask me. This team just can’t catch a break!

  4. upnorthvikesfan says:
    October 1, 2020 at 10:51 pm
    Am I the only Vikings fan the feels they are being hurt because of Covid more than any other team?? Sign a good free agent (Michael Pierce) that they needed badly, yet he (understandably because of health reasons & Covid risks) sits out his first season with the team. Then you have a mix & match o-line and one of the youngest defenses in the league with no pre-season games to get things to gel. Now, even though they had no one test positive this week, they have to play a road game in Houston having missed practices. Bit of an unfair advantage for Houston if you ask me. This team just can’t catch a break!
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    ^ Umm, well if it helps us land a top QB prospect you could say that all this couldn’t have happened at a better time. There was NO WAY this team was winning the SB. BUT there was no way this team was embracing a rebuild either. Ownership will always choose mediocrity over draft position. If we were 1-2 or 2-1 I could say the inexperience and lack of practice is screwing us, but come on… This team was 9-7 AT VERY VERY BEST this year.

  5. The Vikings’ season may very well be saved by a league-wide cancellation of the season. There’s hope for them yet.

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