Finally, there is some good news coming out of the Titans camp this morning.
Good news: The #Titans have zero COVID-19 positive tests today, source said, a big step toward opening their facility and playing football.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 5, 2020
This marks the first time in six days that the Titans are reporting no new cases. It’s early to declare victory, but it’s possible that the incubation period is over. The first case likely popped up late last week, even if they didn’t know it, and has been doing its damage ever since. Every case revealed since then has likely been a product of that.
The Titans currently have 10 players (including two practice squad members) on the Covid-19/Reserve List. The players are Jeffery Simmons, Khari Blasingame, DaQuan Jones, Kristian Fulton, Adam Humphries, Cameron Batson, Kamalei Correa, Beau Brinkley, Tommy Hudson and Greg Mabin.
In addition to the players, 10 staff members have also tested positive, totaling 20 current cases within the organization.
Yesterday’s scheduled game against the Steelers has already been moved to Week 7.
If the Titans report zero new cases once again tomorrow, there’s a good chance that they can reopen their facilities on Wednesday. At that point, we’d feel pretty good assuming that this weekend’s game against the Bills will happen.
With that said, that doesn’t guarantee that the Titans will be at full strength for that game. In fact, it’s incredibly unlikely that they will. That all depends on which players have symptoms. We’ve heard that some players are showing symptoms, but the specific information has not been released. The asymptomatic players would have a better chance to play this Sunday assuming there’s a game.
If you’re a glass-half-full kind of person, this “break” has likely given Taylor Lewan, A.J. Brown and Adoree Jackson the time they needed to get healthy. The Titans may be without some key players in the coming weeks, but getting those 3 players back would be a big boost.
Obviously, our thoughts are with the players and staff members who have contracted the virus, and we wish them all a speedy recovery.