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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One more Tennessee Titans player tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, further jeopardizing the chances of the team playing the Bills on Sunday as scheduled.
Pelissero also reported that an inconclusive test from Wednesday was also confirmed to be positive. All told, the team’s total number of positive tests since Sept. 24 now stands at 23, including 13 players and 10 team personnel.
It’s more devastating news for the Titans after they had returned only negative test results on Monday and Tuesday, which had coach Mike Vrabel hopeful his team could return to practice soon and play their game against the Buffalo Bills as scheduled Sunday.
The team facility, which has been closed since early last week, will remain closed Thursday.
The Titans had 18 members of their team test positive between Tuesday and Sunday of last week, including nine players and nine team personnel. 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.”
The outbreak, the first to hit an NFL team, forced the league to reshuffle part of its schedule. The Titans and Steelers took their open week last week after their Week 4 game in Nashville was postponed, and their rescheduled game will be played at noon Oct. 25.
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
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