NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Following more positive COVID-19 tests for the Titans, the NFL moved the Titans-Bills game to Tuesday at 6 p.m.
That means that the Bills-Chiefs game is being switched from next Thursday to Sunday. However, both games could change if the Titans report more positive cases.
On Thursday, another Tennessee player tested positive and an inconclusive test from yesterday also came back positive. The Titans added tight end MyCole Pruitt and defensive back Breon Borders to the team's COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday.
Saint Thomas Sports Park remained closed to in-person activities.
There is another Titans’ player positive test this morning and the inconclusive positive test from yesterday is now a confirmed positive, per source. The Titans’ facility remains closed and the prohibition on in person activities continues.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2020
Currently, the Titans lead the league in COVID-19 cases. At this point, more than 20 within the organization have tested positive.
St. Thomas Sports Park remains closed to in-person activities, per a source, and you have to think the #Titans game Sunday against the Bills is teetering on the brink after the confirmation of two positive tests this morning. @NC5— Steve Layman (@SteveLayman) October 8, 2020
The NFL’s investigation into how Tennessee turned into the league’s first COVID-19 outbreak found “several specific incidents” of the Titans possibly breaking protocols dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
A group of Tennessee Titans skill position players held a workout at Montgomery Bell Academy last Wednesday, a day after St. Thomas Sports Park was shut down due to eight positive tests. MBA Headmaster Brad Gioai told NewsChannel 5 QB Ryan Tannehill requested the workout through the athletic department, which he says is a common occurrence. Tannehill reportedly wanted to work out with "receivers and a few others." Gioai says the players were asked to wear masks and socially distance but admitted that it only applied to entry and exit and wasn't possible on the football field.
Paul Kuharsky also reported that defensive backs worked out at Belmont on September 30.
The NFL sent a memo to teams this week saying it will consider fines, the loss of draft picks and even the forfeit of a game for organizations that fail to follow protocols that result in the disruption of the schedule or a competitive disadvantage for other clubs.