The Tennessee Titans had two more positive test for COVID-19 administered on Saturday and reported on Sunday. That marks six straight days of positive tests for the Titans, who are now up to ten players and ten personnel dealing with the coronavirus.
The rules are clear: The team needs two consecutive days of negative tests in order to re-open their facility. That means the earliest they could be back on their practice field would be Wednesday. That would give them their normal week of practice before their home game against the Buffalo Bills. If more positive tests come in Monday morning, they will need to wait until at least Thursday.
The Titans closed their facility on Tuesday after multiple positive results came in from their Monday tests on September 28th.
Multiple options exist for the game between the Titans and Bills, but any delay in the game at all would mean a subsequent delay for the Bills’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs the following Thursday. Buffalo couldn’t play two games in three days. Kansas City’s game in Week 4 was postponed to Monday night, meaning they will play three games in ten days, so the NFL may already be looking at a change for that reason alone.