Around the NFL

Titans close their facility after coach tests positive for COVID-19

Tennessee has temporarily shut down its team facility.

The Titans announced in a statement Sunday that they have closed their facility temporarily after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the staff member was a Titans coach.

Tennessee is scheduled to host the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET in a game that was already rescheduled earlier this week. The Titans are "in communication with the league on the next steps."

The move to close the facility comes just one day after Tennessee returned to the practice field for the first time this month following a COVID-19 outbreak among players and coaches. The facility was finally reopened after nearly two weeks following consecutive days of negative COVID-19 tests. That streak was broken Sunday.

Tennessee initially closed its facility on Sept. 29 after multiple players tested positive for COVID-19 following its Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings. After more Titans players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list throughout the week, the NFL moved their Week 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to Week 7.

The NFL and NFLPA are also looking into multiple unauthorized workouts involving Titans players amid their shutdown, Pelissero reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Despite all that, Titans coach Mike Vrabel told reporters upon the team's return to the facility that the team would be ready and focused for the Bills and was not going to "not going to use any sort of excuse" ahead of Tuesday's delayed matchup with Buffalo.

Tennessee received some good news this week as two players -- rookie tackle Isaiah Wilson and practice squad defensive back Greg Mabin -- were activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Two more players, defensive lineman DaQuan Jones and long snapper Beau Brinkley, were activated off the team's reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, Pelissero reported.

Related Content

Gamepass_vert_web_r

See all the Action

Replay every game all season.