Report: No new positives for Pats, Titans
The New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans had no positive COVID-19 results from Friday’s testing, according to ESPN.
The news appears to indicate Week 5 will move forward with an adjusted schedule.
The NFL has moved the Titans against the Buffalo Bills to Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET (CBS), provided there are no new positive tests in the Tennessee organization. The Titans have had two dozen positive tests for the virus, counting players and staff, and are hoping to return to the team facility for the first time in nine days on Saturday. A formal practice has not been held in Nashville since two days before the Titans played the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.
The Bills, who were scheduled to play Kansas City on Thursday to start Week 6, instead will face the Chiefs next Sunday to keep the schedule largely intact.
New England, which flew in and out of Kansas City last Monday, hosts the Denver Broncos on Monday. That game had been scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday before Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Quarterback Cam Newton tested positive last week.
That game has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m. ET (ESPN), provided the Patriots don’t turn up any new positive tests.
The Chiefs have not returned any positive tests since last week — practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu was the only positive — but the incubation period for the coronavirus varies greatly. Only four days have passed since the Chiefs and Patriots met at Arrowhead Stadium.
–Field Level Media