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Titans place Stephen Gostkowski on COVID-19 list

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The Titans have placed kicker Stephen Gostkowski on the COVID-19 list.

The news comes less than one week away from the team’s crucial Week 17 matchup with the Texans. The NFL does not disclose whether or not a player has tested positive for the virus or just came in contact with somebody that did.

As of right now, we don’t know if Gostkowski will be available Sunday or not. If he’s unable to clear the protocols in time, the team has kicker Sam Sloman on the practice squad. He would likely serve as the kicker on Sunday. Sloman is a rookie who signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent at the conclusion of the 2020 draft. He was released after going 8-for-11 on field goals and 18-for-21 on extra points.

Gostkowski has had an up-and-down year, but has been really consistent as of late. The team would be in a much better place if he was available on Sunday.