For the second day in a row, there is some good news coming out of the Titans camp this morning.
Source: Another good morning, as the #Titans had zero positive COVID-19 tests. That’s two in a row. There is a potential the facility could open tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 6, 2020
The NFL requires teams to report at least two straight days of no positive tests before reopening the facility. This means there’s a great chance that the Titans will be allowed back at Saint Thomas Sports Park as early as tomorrow. Mike Vrabel is set to speak with the media later today. Hopefully we get a tangible update from him.
If the Titans are indeed allowed back in the building tomorrow, they would be afforded a regular amount of prep time for this weekend’s game against the Bills: practice Wednesday through Friday with a walkthrough on Saturday before a Sunday game. That is as good as the Titans could ask for given the situation.
With that said, there’s also a very good chance that the Titans will be quite shorthanded headed into this one. It all depends on which players are showing symptoms. The NFL has different protocols in place for when a player can return to action after testing positive for Covid-19. It all depends on whether or not the player is asymptomatic. If so, the timeframe to return to play is shorter. Currently, we don’t know which of the Titans players are showing symptoms, but reports have stated that a few players were in fact showing symptoms.
As the Titans begin (hopefully) activating players from the Covid-19/Reserve list this week, the picture will begin to get a lot clearer.
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 those players, 10 staff members have also tested positive, totaling 20 current cases within the organization.
However, for now, we can all breathe a sigh of relief as it appears that the Titans-Bills game will be played as scheduled on Sunday.
Obviously, our thoughts are with the players and staff members who have contracted the virus, and we wish them all a speedy recovery.