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Some Titans players broke protocol as photos appear to show workout after outbreak [report]


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In the shadow of a center for learning, some members of the Tennessee Titans apparently abandoned their brains.

Last week, a day after the team’s headquarters were closed because of a COVID-19 outbreak, a group of Titans players worked out at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, according to a report from Tennessee NFL reporter Paul Kuharsky.

According to the report, which includes far-off photographs of the workout, the protocol-breaking get-together took place last Wednesday. A day prior, the Titans building was closed down because of an outbreak, and the team was told “no in-person meetings, workouts or activities at the facility or elsewhere.” Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill was recognized by students at the school, while coach Mike Vrabel and GM Jon Robinson did not respond to comment from Kuharsky.

The alleged workout took place before commissioner Roger Goodell warned teams that breaking protocol could result in forfeit. There is doubt that Sunday’s game against the Bills can be played after two more Titans tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, according to ESPN, which reported that 22 players and staff members have seen positive tests since Sept. 24.

The Titans already had games shifted around, turning last weekend into essentially a bye week and pushing a game against the Steelers later in the season.

The league will hope more negatives will come and the season can continue — and the teams are not exactly acting frightened. According to Miami reporter Andy Slater, the Dolphins have been given the go-ahead to try to fill Hard Rock Stadium with its 65,000-fan capacity. Strange day for the coronavirus in the NFL.

 

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