The NFL has modified its common season schedule as a consequence of coronavirus outbreaks on the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots organizations.
9 groups are affected, some over a interval of weeks ending November 22: New England, Tennessee, the Denver Broncos, the Buffalo Payments, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, the Miami Dolphins, the Los Angeles Chargers, the New York Jets, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Denver, New England sport, which was initially scheduled for Sunday after which moved to Monday evening when the Patriots had extra optimistic COVID-19 checks, will now be performed the subsequent Sunday afternoon. The transfer got here after the Patriots had a brand new optimistic take a look at for COVID-19 on Sunday morning, sources mentioned Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The Kansas Metropolis sport in Buffalo, as a consequence of be performed Thursday evening, has been postponed to Monday, October 19th. Tuesday evening’s sport with the Payments on the Titans, which was initially supposed to be performed on Sunday, stays on schedule regardless of one other optimistic take a look at end in Tennessee, sources mentioned ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Jets at Chargers switches from week 6 to week 11.
Jaguars at Chargers strikes from week Eight to week 7.
The Broncos chargers change from week 11 to week 8.
Dolphins’ chargers change from week 7 to week 10.
Dolphins at Broncos switches from week 6 to week 11.
Modifications within the bye weeks point out that Denver has switched to this week from week 8. New England from subsequent week by means of this week; the chargers from week 10 to subsequent week; the dolphins from week 10 to subsequent week; Jacksonville from week 7 by means of week 8; and the jets from week 11 to week 10.
Except for the one optimistic take a look at, all different Patriots checks have been destructive on Sunday morning, a supply instructed Schefter.
The NFL closed the Patriots facility for the third time in 10 days on Sunday morning whereas additional testing is in progress, sources instructed Schefter and Subject Yates of ESPN. New England had reopened its facility and held a coaching session on Saturday after the power closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Titans practiced on Sunday however final performed on September 27 due to an outbreak that has now reached 24 folks. They already had a sport with Pittsburgh that was first postponed after which postponed to October 25th.
“Within the early afternoon, the NFL gave the group permission to carry a coaching session with restricted workers – gamers, coaches and a handful of help workers,” the Titans mentioned in an announcement. “The hour and 45-minute coaching befell outside.”
The group additionally activated defenseman DaQuan Jones and lengthy snapper Beau Brinkley from the reserve / COVID-19 record on Sunday.
The Chicago Bears additionally moved offensive lineman Badara Traore from their coaching group to Saturday’s Reserve / COVID-19 record.
The Related Press contributed to this report.