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Sport Tennessee Titans' team facility on track to reopen after another round of clean tests

17:25  10 october  2020
17:25  10 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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NASHVILLE — The Titans are one step closer to hosting the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday night after another day of clean COVID-19 tests.

Tennessee on Saturday returned no positive coronavirus tests for just the fourth time in the last 12 days, a league source confirmed to The Tennessean. But two straight days of only negative test results have the Titans' scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday kickoff at Nissan Stadium on track.

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Two more Tennessee Titans players have tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL The positives reportedly came from Tuesday’s round of testing , and the team received the results on If the positive tests on Sunday had been the last ones, they could have opened up their facility on With the Titans having two more reported positives on Wednesday, the reopening of their facility is

Another Titan player tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday morning and an inconclusive positive test from Wednesday also was confirmed positive Thursday. Tennessee now has 12 infected players and nine infected team personnel members, and, dating back to Sept.

Saturday morning's test results create the potential for the Titans to return to their team facility by Saturday afternoon. The source said the NFL wants to see consecutive days of clean test results before the Titans can reopen their team facility, which has been closed since the outbreak came to light on Sept. 29.

Mike Vrabel et al. watching a football ball: Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel watches his players during practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 Nashville, Tenn. © George Walker IV / The Tennessean Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel watches his players during practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 Nashville, Tenn.

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The source requested anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Titans-Bills was originally scheduled for Sunday before the Titans' COVID-19 outbreak, the first to hit an NFL team, forced the NFL to postpone their game for a second straight week.

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The Titans -Bills game scheduled for Sunday is being moved to 7 p.m. ET Tuesday as long as there are no more positive tests from Tennessee . Originally scheduled for Sunday, the Week 5 game involving unbeaten teams was in jeopardy after three Titans players tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Several NFL players tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest round of testing , just a week after the Tennessee Titans experienced an outbreak that saw The Titans were hoping to reopen the team 's training facility this week ahead of Sunday’s Buffalo Bills game after showing no new cases on

A total of 23 members of the Titans — 13 players, 10 personnel — have tested positive since Sept. 24.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on Tuesday said the infected individuals are progressing and "headed in the right direction, but I'm not going to get into specific individual's symptoms."

Titans-Bills would represent the NFL's first Tuesday game since the Vikings played the Eagles in Philadelphia on Dec. 28, 2010. A blizzard delayed that originally scheduled Sunday game. Before that, the NFL hadn't had a Tuesday game since 1946.

The list of Titans players who have been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list since Sept. 24 are:

  • defensive lineman DaQuan Jones
  • long snapper Beau Brinkley
  • tight end Tommy Hudson (practice squad)
  • outside linebacker Kamalei Correa
  • cornerback Kristian Fulton
  • cornerback Greg Mabin (practice squad)
  • wide receiver Adam Humphries
  • wide receiver Cam Batson (practice squad)
  • defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons
  • fullback Khari Blasingame
  • wide receiver Corey Davis
  • tight end MyCole Pruitt
  • defensive back Breon Borders (practice squad)

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Tennessee Titans' team facility on track to reopen after another round of clean tests

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