NASHVILLE, TN - As the Tennessee Titans are getting ready for the final preseason games against the Chicago Bears on Saturday, Aug. 28 in the Nissan Stadium, the squad has to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 virus among them. Several players and coaches have tested positive for the virus, and now the players are placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
It was bad news for starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who is among the tested positive players. This could hinder his preparation with the 2021 season kickoff is just a few days away. Tannehill hasn't played a single snap in the two preseason games that the Titans have played, with the majority of his work is coming in the training camp. Depending on his status, he will miss 5-10 days of team activities.
There are a total of seven players who tested positive including Tannehill, they are tight end Geoff Swaim and linebacker Justin March-Lillard, running back Jeremy McNichols, linebacker Nick Dzubnar, linebacker Harold Landry and defensive tackle Anthony Rush and all of them have been placed in the Reserve/COVID-19 list. According to journalist Adam Schefter, the Titans now have a total of nine players and coaches who tested positive, including their head coach Mike Vrabel who have been in quarantine since earlier this week. Special team coordinator Craig Aukerman is now also in COVID-19 protocol.
Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson shared a few updates after the news broke out. According to the GM, the team is now on 97 percent in vaccination rate. He also said that the team will take precautions to minimize the impact of the transmission by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
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