Two Tennessee Titans players tested positive for COVID-19, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano on Wednesday.
After two consecutive days with negative tests, coach Mike Vrabel had been hoping the Titans could return to their facility on Wednesday. Under the rules of the NFL, this can no longer happen.
This jeopardizes Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
The two tests on Wednesday bring the total number of Titans players and other staff members who returned positive for the coronavirus tests from 24 to 22 September.
The NFL announced last week that the game between the Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers in week 4 has been postponed until October 25.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday warned the league’s 32 teams of penalties, including potential game losses, for violations of COVID-19 protocols that mandate schedule changes.
The franchise has continued daily testing since the NFL told the Titans to close their facility on Sept. 29, and the league sent all 32 teams a reminder on Thursday with a list of new protocols for clubs to follow when is an epidemic or have been exposed to an outbreak during the coronavirus pandemic.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini and Turron Davenport contributed to this report.