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Titans face potential disciplinary review for positive COVID cases

NFL to speak to head coaches, GMs about testing
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Posted at 6:35 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 09:40:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The NFL will speak on a call today with head coaches and general managers about positive COVID-19 tests. The Titans organization leads the league with 20 positive cases.

ESPN is reporting that the NFL is asking the Titans to turn over videotapes of team activities so they can get a better idea of the root of the outbreak.

With two more positive cases getting reported Sunday, the Titans now have a total of 20 players or staff out with COVID-19. That's putting next weekend's game in doubt now, since this makes six straight days of positive tests.

For the first time in seven days, the Titans reported no new cases on Monday.

However, the team's training facility and offices at St. Thomas Sports Park still remain partially closed. It won't fully reopen until there are consecutive days without positive tests.

While other NFL teams are also reporting cases, reports suggest the Titans could be made an example of for a possible failure by some to report their contact with a COVID patient, their own symptoms or for not wearing masks.

The Titans don't believe the NFL will discover they broke any rules.

An insider told ESPN the Titans say their team has done an even better job than other football teams at following protocols.