The NFL and NFL Players Association are investigating whether the Titans, who have 20 members of their organization test positive for COVID-19 this season, violated the league’s coronovirus-related protocol, sources said. Told Adam Scare of ESPN.
NFL and NFLPA officials have been in Tennessee since Friday, seeking answers on the issue that some sources believe will eventually air the league, with the Titans creating an example.
If the NFL and NFLPA find that at least one member of the Titans has not properly reported being around someone with coronovirus, it would be a violation.
The NFL announced on Thursday that the Titans’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers would not be played during Week 4 due to positive coronovirus tests. The Titans are now scheduled to play the Steelers on October 25 in Week 7.
The overnight COVID-19 test results for the New England Patriots came back Monday morning and the team resumed their trip to Kansas City, sources told Sheher and ESPN’s Field Yates. According to ESPN’s Diana Rossini, the Chiefs’ exam results have also come negative, so Monday night’s game (7:05 ET) continues.
The game, originally scheduled for Sunday, was postponed by ESPN, citing sources that Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Patriots will travel to Kansas City in two planes, sources told ESPN’s Mike Rees, one of whom will carry about 20 players, who are in close contact with Newton. The team will depart from two different airports, but is about to arrive in Kansas City at about the same time.
The team plans to stay in the hotel for two to three hours and then go to Arrowhead Stadium for the game.