AP source: Titans have 2 new positives, none for rest of NFL

A person familiar with the situation says another Tennessee Titans player and another staff member have tested positive for the coronavirus, while the rest of the NFL returned no new positives

The Titans’ outbreak is now at 20 cases, with 18 positive tests returned since Tuesday.

The results from around the rest of the league come after the NFL postponed the Patriots’ game at Kansas City from Sunday to either Monday or Tuesday. New England starting quarterback Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu were both added to the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday.

The person spoke the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because neither the NFL nor the Titans had announced the latest results.

The negative test results Sunday include a New Orleans Saints player who tested positive on Saturday, a person familiar with the situation said. The Saints learned of the positive test after leaving New Orleans for Sunday’s scheduled game in Detroit and ran another series of tests on players and staff overnight.

The Saints wrote on social media that kickoff with the Lions remains scheduled for noon CDT.

The latest testing results has Minnesota (0-3), which lost to Tennessee a week ago, ready to play Houston (0-3) on Sunday.

This is the sixth straight day that at least one member of the Titans’ organization has had a positive test result return. The Titans had hoped to get back into their building Monday or Tuesday, but they must go consecutive days without a single positive result before that can happen.

Wednesday now is the earliest they can get back in their facility, which is the day Tennessee would start practicing to prepare to host Buffalo on Oct. 11.

Tennessee’s outbreak appears to have started Sept. 24 when they placed cornerback Greg Mabin from their practice squad on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Then outside linebacker coach Shane Bowen’s test result came back positive on Sept. 26, and he did not travel with the Titans to Minnesota.

After the NFL postponed the Titans’ game set for Sunday against Pittsburgh, the league rescheduled the game a day later for Week 7 on Oct. 25 during Tennessee’s bye. The league also moved Baltimore’s bye to Week 7, so the Ravens now can play Pittsburgh on Nov. 1.

Officials from the NFL and its players’ union met with the Titans on Friday to review the situation.

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AP Sports Writer Brett Martel contributed to this report.

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