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  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Mike Vrabel HC, Tennessee Titans
    NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the league and NFLPA are looking into "multiple unauthorized workouts involving Titans players since the facility closed amidst a COVID-19 outbreak."

    One such workout at a local private high school has already gone viral — truly, no pun intended — but it apparently was not the only one. Per Pelissero, the workouts were "not just involving skill positions." It would be bad enough if these were players going rogue, but it will be a calamity for the Titans organization if the league determines they were conducted with the coaching staff's blessing. The Titans are going to get hammered in the form of fines and likely draft pick losses, but the million dollar question remains what the league is going to do about their Week 5 game and potential forfeits in the face of their still-escalating coronavirus outbreak.
    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
    Oct 8, 2020, 1:52 PM ET
  • OdellBeckhamSrOdellBeckhamSr Posts: 3,495
    Vrabel did fall from the Pats tree. Breaking the rules is part of the program.
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Mike Vrabel HC, Tennessee Titans
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sunday's game between the Bills and Titans is being moved to 7PM ET Tuesday.

    That, of course, is "as long as there are no more positive tests with Tennessee." The Titans have so far proven incapable of that. We certainly wouldn't consider it a given that the game happens. Anything later than Tuesday would not be feasible. For the Titans, this would mean two games in six days, while the Bills get banged. Already scheduled for Thursday Night Football next week, the Bills' game against the Chiefs will now be moved to Sunday. The Bills were already prepping for a short-rest week, but now the Chiefs get full rest. All of this assumes no more positive tests for the Titans. Sit tight, as the Titans' weekend COVID testing will tell the tale here.
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    Buffalo Bills

    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Oct 8, 2020, 6:50 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823

    Titans-Bills moves to Tuesday, Bills-Chiefs moved from Thursday to Sunday
    Posted by Michael David Smith on October 8, 2020, 6:56 PM EDT
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    The NFL is continuing to juggle its schedule in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Titans-Bills game that had been scheduled for Sunday will now be played on Tuesday night, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. That assumes the Titans can safely play and have no more positive tests, which given the outbreak on the Titans’ roster is not a safe assumption.

    Unfortunately, the Bills had been scheduled to play the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football a week from tonight. They can’t play on just 48 hours’ rest, so that game will now move to the following Sunday.

    Ordinarily the NFL might have been eager to move Thursday Night Football because it was scheduled to go head-to-head with a presidential debate and surely would have had poor ratings. But President Trump said today that he would not participate in that debate because it was going to be conducted virtually, so it appears next Thursday night will have neither football nor a debate, when as of this morning it was scheduled to have both.

    Indeed, every schedule is tentative at this point. But for now, this is what the NFL is hoping to do.
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823

    Broncos-Patriots moved to Monday night
    Posted by Michael David Smith on October 8, 2020, 6:33 PM EDT
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    For the second consecutive week, the NFL will have two Monday Night Football games, delaying the Patriots by a day because of COVID-19.

    The Broncos-Patriots game currently on the schedule for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday in New England will actually be played on Monday night, according to Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver.

    There has been no word on the TV schedule, but it’s likely that the game would be an earlier kickoff on CBS and that ESPN’s regularly scheduled Chargers-Saints game would kick off later.

    The NFL schedule, like all of American life, has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. So far games have only been delayed, not canceled, and the league is hoping to keep it that way — and hoping there won’t be any more positive tests on the Patriots, which could cause the game to be delayed by a lot more than a day.
  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 12,713
    After a presumptive positive player test today, all Jets players and coaches were just sent home, per multiple reports
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  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    WTCM said:

    After a presumptive positive player test today, all Jets players and coaches were just sent home, per multiple reports

    That sucks.....
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Bill Belichick HC, New England Patriots
    The Patriots reported no new positive COVID-19 tests on Friday.

    The Patriots and Broncos are on track for their Monday night kickoff, as long as everything holds steady in New England. The Patriots will be without Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore for that one, as both have tested positive in recent days/weeks. Fantasy managers need to keep checking back in for updates.
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    Denver Broncos

    Oct 9, 2020, 10:11 AM ET
    Mike Vrabel HC, Tennessee Titans
    The Titans reported no new positive COVID-19 tests on Friday.

    It puts the Titans and Bills on track for their Tuesday night kickoff. We still have a long way to go before then, but progress is progress. Fantasy managers simply just need to keep checking in every evening to make sure they get the latest news out of Tennessee.
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    Buffalo Bills

    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Oct 9, 2020, 10:08 AM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    WTCM said:

    After a presumptive positive player test today, all Jets players and coaches were just sent home, per multiple reports

    Good news....

    Adam Gase HC, New York Jets
    The Jets' "presumptive positive" COVID-19 test on Friday morning was a false positive.

    The Jets did the correct thing by sending all players and staff home this morning after a player tested positive. A second test was administered later and it came back negative, meaning the Jets have nothing to worry about for the time being (at least in terms of the coronavirus). The Week 5 Cardinals and Jets game will play on time this Sunday. It's Joe Flacco time.
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    Arizona Cardinals

    Source: Jets on Twitter
    Oct 9, 2020, 7:11 PM ET
  • swampiesswampies Posts: 4,565
    edited October 10
    I was wonder about these positive and false positive results from those tests? What’s to say the false positive are just as wrong as the positive results! How do you truly know what’s the actual results Are imo?
    (I'm not a expert but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!)
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  • CoolHandCoolHand Posts: 8,455
    swampies said:

    I was wonder about these positive and false positive results from those tests? What’s to say the false positive are just as wrong as the positive results! How do you truly know what’s the actual results Are imo?

    Yep... and it’s possibly a result of the rush to get this stuff out there before proper testing and understanding of what we’re dealing with. And it’s all BIG money driving it.
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Titans, Patriots plan to reopen facilities after negative results in Friday's round of COVID-19 testing
    Published: Oct 10, 2020 at 08:52 AM
    NFLShield
    Around the NFL Staff

    nfl.com

    The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots returned negative COVID-19 results in Friday's round of testing, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per source.

    Both teams plan to reopen their facilities on Saturday, Pelissero added.

    The news is especially big for the Titans, who have had their Week 4 game rescheduled for a later date and their facilities closed since Sept. 29 after well over a dozen positives within the organization. Their most recent positive was discovered on Wednesday.

    On the other hand, the Patriots, who's Week 4 game was pushed to Monday night, have had three players test positive total with star corner Stephon Gilmore being the most recent on Wednesday.

    With both teams producing negative test results on consecutive days, the plan to play Week 5 as currently scheduled moves forward, but there are still tests to be had through the weekend.

    The NFL announced Thursday that the Titans' Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills would be moved to Tuesday night. The Denver Broncos-New England Patriots game was moved from Sunday to Monday night at 5 p.m. ET.
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Matt Nagy HC, Chicago Bears
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports a Bears player has tested positive for COVID-19.

    It's a practice squad player, but this is the first known case for Chicago. According to The Washington Post's Mark Maske, Chicago's facility is closed and contact tracing is ongoing but "no further issues" are expected. Chicago already played their Week 5 game against the Bucs on Thursday night. Their Week 6 matchup with the Panthers remains on track to be played.
    Source: ESPN
    Oct 10, 2020, 12:15 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Andy Reid HC, Kansas City Chiefs
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports a Chiefs' strength and conditioning coach has tested positive for COVID-19.

    We don't have a name. But Schefter reports "contact tracing is ongoing." The Chiefs kick off with the Raiders tomorrow. For now, everything remains a go, but one would have to assume a strength and conditioning coach has plenty of access to players.
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    Las Vegas Raiders

    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Oct 10, 2020, 3:10 PM ET
  • chuckeycharleschuckeycharles Posts: 6,677
    Hoping to get in 8 games. I am 4-0 and leading scorer and would probably the champion
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    WR - M.Thomas, Hopkins, Godwin, A.J.Brown, Chark, Lamb, Claypool, Hardman / TE - M.Andrews. Hockenson, Gesicki, Hurst
    DST - Ravens, Vikings / K - Elliott
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    WR - Hopkins, K.Allen, DK.Metcalf, Claypool, Boykin, Westbrook, Byrd / TE - Gesicki, Hurst, Trautman, Schultz
    DST - Steelers, Buccaneers / K - Lutz
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Patriots' facility shut down again due to positive COVID-19 test
    Published: Oct 11, 2020 at 07:30 AM
    Quang M. Lam

    NFL.com Digital Content Producer

    The NFL is shutting down the New England Patriots training facility again.

    An additional Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19 during Saturday's round of testing causing the facility to be shut down as a precaution, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.

    The Patriots previously had zero positive COVID-19 tests from Friday's round of testing and were able to practice on Saturday.

    This will be the team's third shutdown in the last 10 days. Patriots quarterback Cam Newton's positive COVID test last week resulted in the Patriots-Chiefs game being pushed to Monday night. After the game, a 26-10 loss to Kansas City, cornerback Stephon Gilmore also tested positive.

    The Patriots currently are awaiting direction from the league on any potential impact on Monday night's game against the Denver Broncos, according to Pelissero.

    Around The NFL will have more on this story shortly.
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Bill Belichick HC, New England Patriots
    The Patriots returned one additional positive COVID-19 test on Sunday morning but the NFL still plans on them playing against the Broncos on Monday night.

    The Patriots were initially slated to face Denver on Sunday but three positive tests over a seven-day span got the game moved to Monday. New England has shut down their building because of this latest test result. The plan is still for the teams to face off on Monday night but any more positive tests could change that. The two teams don't share a bye week so postponing the game would require a bit of finesse. The NFL already took this approach with the Titans' Week 4 game versus Pittsburgh.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Oct 11, 2020, 8:00 AM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Mike Vrabel HC, Tennessee Titans
    ESPN's Turron Davenport reports the Titans announced they are shutting down their facility again after getting another positive COVID-19 test back Sunday morning.

    The Titans already postponed their Week 4 match versus Pittsburgh to Week 7 and moved their date with the Bills from Sunday to Tuesday. This new result puts that Tuesday game in jeopardy as well. If the Titans can return a clean slate of tests through Tuesday the game may still be played but they've struggled to contain the outbreak to this point. Fantasy managers should swap out all Titans and Bills players until further notice.
    Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter
    Oct 11, 2020, 8:29 AM ET
  • OdellBeckhamSrOdellBeckhamSr Posts: 3,495
    Broncos vs Pats is OFF. Rescheduled for next Sunday. Adjust lineups.
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Roger Goodell COM, NFL
    The Patriots' Week 5 game against the Broncos has been postponed to an undetermined date.

    Both teams will count Week 5 as their bye week. New England had another positive test come back Sunday morning. The Patriots have had four positive tests returned in eight days including one from Cam Newton and another from Stephon Gilmore. The positive test came in a day before New England was slated to play. That shortened timetable presented too much risk for the game to be played. The NFL will have to shuffle the schedule to get New England versus Denver back on the docket later in the year. Fantasy managers can remove all Broncos and Patriots from their lineups.
    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
    Oct 11, 2020, 9:08 AM ET
  • swampiesswampies Posts: 4,565
    edited October 11
    Well there goes my defense this week! Luckily in my league we’re able swap out any player that doesn’t play with our depth chart of players
    (I'm not a expert but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!)
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  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Roger Goodell COM, NFL
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos-Patriots game that was previously postponed is being moved to Week 6 on Sunday.

    The game was initially moved to Monday of this week. That date was ultimately scrapped after New England returned another positive test result. The Patriots were slated to face San Francisco in Week 6 but that game will be moved to a week later in the season as well now. That could work in New England's favor, giving them extra time to prepare for the reigning Super Bowl runner-ups. The Broncos Week 6 match against the Dolphins will also get moved. Fantasy managers should keep all Broncos and Patriots players out of their starting lineups this week.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Oct 11, 2020, 10:36 AM ET
  • swampiesswampies Posts: 4,565
    Julio is not playing today
    (I'm not a expert but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!)
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  • chuckeycharleschuckeycharles Posts: 6,677
    Iceman said:

    Mike Vrabel HC, Tennessee Titans
    ESPN's Turron Davenport reports the Titans announced they are shutting down their facility again after getting another positive COVID-19 test back Sunday morning.

    The Titans already postponed their Week 4 match versus Pittsburgh to Week 7 and moved their date with the Bills from Sunday to Tuesday. This new result puts that Tuesday game in jeopardy as well. If the Titans can return a clean slate of tests through Tuesday the game may still be played but they've struggled to contain the outbreak to this point. Fantasy managers should swap out all Titans and Bills players until further notice.
    Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter
    Oct 11, 2020, 8:29 AM ET

    Saves me from asking the question "Is it safe to start AJ Brown?
    10 Team Dynasty - All TDs = 6 / PassingYd = .04 / Rushing-ReceivingYd = .10 / No-PPR / No Bonus
    - - - - - - - - - - - Starting requirements = QB - RB - RB/WR - WR - WR/TE - TE - DST - K
    QB - Wilson, J. Allen, Stafford, Minshew, Herbert / RB - Saquon, Zeke, Kamara, D.Cook, Mattison, Pollard, Latavius Murray, Eno Benjamin
    WR - M.Thomas, Hopkins, Godwin, A.J.Brown, Chark, Lamb, Claypool, Hardman / TE - M.Andrews. Hockenson, Gesicki, Hurst
    DST - Ravens, Vikings / K - Elliott
    12 Team Dynasty - TDs = 4-6 / PassingYd =.04 / Rushing-ReceivingYd =.10 / PPR / Bonus 3 at 300-100
    - - - - - - - - - - - Starting requirements = QB - 2RB - 3WR - 1TE - 1FlexRWT - DST - K
    QB - Cousins, Darnold, Flacco, Dalton / RB - A.Jones, Ingram, DJ, K.Johnson, Dillon, JamaalWilliams, D.Harris, R.Armstead, Benjamin
    WR - Hopkins, K.Allen, DK.Metcalf, Claypool, Boykin, Westbrook, Byrd / TE - Gesicki, Hurst, Trautman, Schultz
    DST - Steelers, Buccaneers / K - Lutz
  • Iceman said:

    Mike Vrabel HC, Tennessee Titans
    ESPN's Turron Davenport reports the Titans announced they are shutting down their facility again after getting another positive COVID-19 test back Sunday morning.

    The Titans already postponed their Week 4 match versus Pittsburgh to Week 7 and moved their date with the Bills from Sunday to Tuesday. This new result puts that Tuesday game in jeopardy as well. If the Titans can return a clean slate of tests through Tuesday the game may still be played but they've struggled to contain the outbreak to this point. Fantasy managers should swap out all Titans and Bills players until further notice.
    Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter
    Oct 11, 2020, 8:29 AM ET

    Saves me from asking the question "Is it safe to start AJ Brown?
    lol

  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Just to cloud things more.....

    Roger Goodell COM, NFL
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is "optimistic" the Titans' Week 5 game against Buffalo will be played.

    The Titans had another positive COVID-19 test Sunday morning, but it came from a staff member that hadn't been at the facility the last two weeks. That's a good sign for the chances of this passing through contact tracing protocols. Tennessee will still need to have no more positive tests before Tuesday for the game to be played.
    Source: ESPN
    Oct 11, 2020, 12:26 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Matt Ryan QB, Atlanta Falcons
    The Falcons are shutting down their facility after several positive COVID-19 tests.

    Atlanta's Sunday matchup against the Vikings is now in jeopardy. The team has had two players land on the COVID-19 list: rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson, who has played in three games, was placed on the list Tuesday, and cornerback A.J. Terrell was placed on the list in September and missed two games. The Falcons ramped up COVID protocols on Wednesday, holding virtual meetings and putting masks on helmets during practice. Fantasy players might have to go without their Vikings and Falcons this week unless the teams can manage to play Monday or Tuesday. There are already two games scheduled for Monday after the league pushed the Bills-Chiefs game from its original Thursday date.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Oct 15, 2020, 8:54 AM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Raheem Morris C, Atlanta Falcons
    The Falcons' new confirmed positive COVID-19 test was not a player.

    A member of the organization has tested positive though, leading the team to shut down its facility three days before they're set to play the Vikings in Minnesota. The Falcons are reportedly making sure any new positive tests are not false positives. Fantasy players should track developments closely -- it's possible the Falcons-Vikings game could be shifted to another week.
    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
    Oct 15, 2020, 9:43 AM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Raheem Morris C, Atlanta Falcons
    The Falcons could return to their facility Friday after closing it Thursday amid positive COVID-19 tests.

    The newest positive test comes from an assistant coach, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The team reportedly could have returned to their facility later this afternoon but decided to work remotely. Barring testing setbacks, they should be back in the facility tomorrow. Fantasy players can be cautiously optimistic that the Falcons will be able to play this Sunday against Minnesota.
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    Minnesota Vikings

    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
    Oct 15, 2020, 10:40 AM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,823
    Sam Hubbard DL, Cincinnati Bengals
    Bengals DE Sam Hubbard (elbow) was put on injured reserve.

    Hubbard will miss at least three weeks on IR. He was seen Wednesday on the team's rehab field with his arm in a sling. Hubbard is seventh on the team in tackles through five weeks.
    Source: Tyler Dragon on Twitter
    Oct 15, 2020, 2:38 PM ET
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