On Sunday October 4th the Tennessee Titans reported they added fullback Khari Blasingame to the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list. This brings the total count of football players with COVID-19 up to 10 for the team. Players on the COVID-19 list include:
From the 53-man roster:
- fullback Khari Blasingame
- defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons
- receiver Adam Humphries
- cornerback Kristian Fulton
- outside linebacker Kamalei Correa
- defensive lineman DaQuan Jones
- long snapper Beau Brinkley
From the team’s practice squad:
- tight end Tommy Hudson
- receiver Cameron Batson
- cornerback Greg Mabin
The Tennessee Titans did get some good news today (per NFL.com) “Titans have zero positive COVID-19 tests for first time in week“. The team had 18 total positive tests over six days (players and staff). The Titans need two consecutive days of no positive tests to reopen its building…so tomorrow will be a big day for the organization.
The Titans are scheduled to host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Oct. 11 and need to get the COVID-19 outbreak under control in order to play that game next weekend.
Other recent NFL players and teams testing positive for COVID-19 include: New England QB Cam Newton and Kansas City practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. These cases caused the game between the Patriots and Chiefs to be delayed until Monday night (October 5th).
I am now curious what affect these COVID-19 outbreaks in the NFL will cause on high schools starting sports early. I am guessing that what has already happened might get mentioned in the conversation and make some decision makers think hard if this is the right time to restart sports (that is my guess at the moment).
The Howard County Board of Education will hear from the HCPSS Superintendent about athletics on October 8th (SUPERINTENDENT REPORT/COVID-19 Update/ATHLETICS ). I will try to listen in and report out any decisions made on that topic.