NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After reporting two straight days of all negative tests, two additional players for the Tennessee Titans have tested positive for COVID-19, the Associated Press reports.
As a result, the Titans will not resume practice, as expected, Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The organization's outbreak is now up to 22 people, with 20 positive tests returned since Sept. 29.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Titans said Corey Davis has been added to the team's COVID-19 list, a reserve list category for a player who either tests positive for the virus or was exposed.
Tennessee is set to host Buffalo next and already has had a game with Pittsburgh rescheduled. ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that these new cases now put Sunday’s Bills game in jeopardy.
A player on the #Titans has tested positive for COVID-19 per source. This puts Sunday’s game between the Bills and Titans in jeopardy. Titans were expected to return to their facility today, that can’t happen now.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 7, 2020
On Tuesday, the league announced it would implement new COVID-19 regulations, including strengthening mask regulations and minimizing time in locker rooms. All teams must now keep surveillance video for 30 days in the event of an outbreak to help with contact tracing and any investigations.
Additionally, no more than three team members can meet outside of their club facility or outside of any team travel.
NFL making some significant changes to its protocols. https://t.co/tihVsMZoQf— Steve Layman (@SteveLayman) October 7, 2020
The NFL is trying to play a full schedule amid the pandemic without isolating teams in bubbles as other sports have done. Currently, the Titans organization leads the league in positive cases.