There’s some good news coming out of Titans land this morning. The team has removed defensive lineman Jack Crawford from the NFL’s Reserve/COVID-19 list. The move places Crawford back on the active roster.
Titans remove Jack Crawford from COVID-19 List— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) August 20, 2020
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Crawford is eligible to return to practice immediately. He’ll likely be back on the practice field later today.
The Covid-19 list was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
If a player meets one of those criteria, the NFL mandates that he immediately be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. This is done in attempt to prevent any potential outbreaks within the organization.
Teams are not required to disclose whether or not the player tested positive or simply came in contact with somebody who did. We’ll likely never know if Crawford had the virus, unless he discloses that information himself.
He’s expected to factor in to the team’s plans as a rotational defensive linemen this season. Crawford adds depth and experience to what’s relatively a young group.
Don’t look now, but Vic Beasley is currently the only Titan that’s expected to make the final roster who is on any kind of reserve list.
The Titans are currently in good shape health wise ahead of their season opener against the Broncos on September 14th.