How COVID Is Affecting the NFL’s Tennessee Titans


It’s no secret that the NFL (National Football League) has been affected by the outbreak of COVID. Some games have been postponed and it is likely that more will be. “The Tennessee Titans were the first NFL team to experience a COVID-19 outbreak. Their number of positive tests is now up to 24 after a staff member tested positive.” (Davenport) Contact tracing is now being used in the form of small, light, wearable devices that record their proximity to others. These devices are mandatory in all NFL facilities. Here’s a timeline of COVID cases in the Titans organization. 


Thursday, Sept. 24: Cornerback Greg Mabin of the Titans tests positive.

Saturday, Sept. 26: Outside linebacker coach Shane Bowen tests positive

Sunday, Sept. 27: Titans play Vikings in Minnesota Even though the Titans were down a cornerback and a coach they were still able to pull out a 31-30 win against Minnesota.

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Eight more Titans players and staff test positive. These players were defensive linemen DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley, and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson. The staff members who tested positive were not disclosed.

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Titans outside linebacker Kamali Correa is placed on injury/COVID-19 reserve.

Thursday, Oct. 1: Two more Titans test positive. NFL postpones Steelers @ Titans. The Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton Tests positive. The other positive case was not disclosed. 

Friday, Oct. 2: Two more Titans test positive. NFL reschedules Steelers @ Titans for week 7. Titans wide receivers Adam Humphries and Cam Batson both test positive.


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