NFL teams forced to shut down following rash of positive COVID cases
The coronavirus has made its way into the NFL in a way that hasn’t been seen yet this season.
The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday suspended all team activities, as well as its opponent from Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings, in the wake of 8 people having positive tests for COVID-19. The breakdown is 3 new player positives and 5 new personnel positives, according to Tom Pelissero. Both Titans and Vikings, who hosted them Sunday, will suspend in person club activities starting today.
Meanwhile, a league source told Dianna Russini of ESPN, “We are shutting Tennessee down until Saturday.” That means no Titans coaches or players can be in the building.
The Titans are scheduled to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, while the Vikings are scheduled to visit the Houston Texans.
The NFL also released a statement about the situation, that Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network tweeted:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2020