Nashville – A Tennessee League source confirmed on Wednesday that two other Titans players have tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of positive tests for the team from September 24 to 22, including 12 players and 10 team members.
The source requested anonymity because no official announcement was made.
It’s devastating news for the Titans after they came back with negative test results only on Mondays and Tuesdays, which made coach Mike Frappel hope his team will return to training soon. They play their game against the Buffalo Bills as scheduled on Sunday.
Now, they are both at risk. The league source confirmed that the team’s facility, which has been closed since early last week, will not open its doors on Wednesday.
The Titans had 18 members of their squad who tested positive between Tuesday and Sunday of last week, including nine players and nine team members. On Tuesday, Frabel said infected individuals are advancing and “going in the right direction, but I will not go into specific individual symptoms.”
The outbreak, the first of its kind to hit the NFL team, forced the league to adjust part of its schedule. The Titans and Steelers kicked off last week after their fourth week in Nashville match was postponed, and their rescheduled match will take place at noon on October 25th.
The list of Titans who have been on the COVID-19 / backup list since September 24 are:
- Daguan Jones defensive line
- Long Snapper Bo Brinkley
- Tight End Tommy Hudson (Training Squad)
- External full back Kamali Correa
- Cornerbreak Christian Fulton
- Back Corner Greg Mabin (Coaching Team)
- Wide reception Adam Humphries
- Wide Receiver Cam Batson (Training Squad)
- Defensive line Geoffrey Simons
- Fullback Khary Blassingame
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