Titans’ COVID-19 crisis worsens with more positive tests

The NFL’s first coronavirus outbreak continued into the weekend, as three more members of the Tennessee Titans, including one unidentified player, tested positive on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

In total, 16 members of the Titans organization — eight players and eight staff members — have tested positive for the virus, as the Titans became the first team to have multiple players and other personnel contract the virus in the 2020 season.

The Titans-Steelers Week 4 matchup initially scheduled for Sunday had already been pushed back to Oct. 25 in Week 7 after the first cases were reported earlier this week.

The Titans’ Week 3 opponent, the Minnesota Vikings, has not had any members of its team test positive since the Tennessee outbreak began.

Tennessee this week placed starting nose tackle DaQuan Jones, linebacker Kamalei Correa, long-snapper Beau Brinkley, tight end Tommy Hudson (practice squad), receivers Adam Humphries, Cameron Batson (practice squad) and cornerback Kristian Fulton on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

The list is dedicated to players who have either contracted the virus or have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel told reporters on Wednesday that some of the players who tested positive were experiencing flu-like symptoms.

NFL players and personnel are tested for the virus every day but gameday.

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