Two More Titans Players Placed on COVID-19 Reserve List Bringing Total to Seven, Game Rescheduled
After five Tennessee Titans players were placed on the COVID-19 reserve list earlier this week, there was more news on Friday revealing that the Titans had added “two players to (the) reserve/COVID-19 list, the NFL Network reports. Those players were identified as wide receivers Adam Humphries and Cameron Batson.
The Titans also identified the five other players on the team’s COVID-19 reserved list are cornerback Kristian Fulton, outside linebacker Kamalei Correa, defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley, and tight end Tommy Hudson.
Humphries, Fulton, Correa, Jones, and Brinkley were all on the 53-man active roster, while Batson and Hudson were on the practice squad.
Keep in mind that this COVID-19 list, as the organization states, is “for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.”
The organization goes on to say that “if a player falls into either of these categories, his club is required to immediately place the player on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.” The also pointed out that even these seven players were identified “clubs may not disclose whether player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.”
This means that although these players are all technically on that Reserve/COVID-19 list and media outlets are reporting the Titans players placed on the list have tested positive, the teams do not have to report who has either officially tested positive or who has been in close contact with someone who has.
The news has caused the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to be rescheduled to Sunday, October 25. The Titans have since closed their facilities following the most recent outbreak of COVID-19.
The Minnesota Vikings, who the Titans played and beat 31-30 on Sunday, announced that they have also closed their facility on Tuesday when the news broke, ESPN reports. As of Friday, the Vikings have not placed any player on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and, according to NFL Network, the team returned to their facilities on Thursday.
ESPN obtained a memo sent by the NFL to teams on Friday. The memo stated that they’ve extended their agreement with the NFL Players Association to continue daily COVID-19 testing on non-game days, including during bye weeks. The Titans have started the year undefeated so far, winning three close games.
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