According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Tennessee Titans have had zero players test positive for COVID-19 in the team’s latest round of testing taken Monday and returned Tuesday. Therefore, the team can return to their facility for practice on Wednesday, putting the game against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday on track to occur.
The Titans’ Week 4 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers was postponed thanks to an outbreak that saw 18 members of the Titans’ organization test positive for COVID-19. Nine of those who tested positive are players while the other nine positive tests are staff members.
If more positive tests came in today, the game would almost certainly have to be moved, as the Titans would have been barred from their own facilities until Friday. With the Bills slated to play in Tennessee on Sunday and then back in Orchard Park against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football, the ripple effect for Buffalo’s schedule thanks to a postponement would be tremendous.
As of now, at least, it appears that the game will go on as scheduled. We’ll continue to monitor the situation in the event that anything changes, as one positive test on either side could lead to a renewed call to move the game. The news for now, however, is good.