The Texans are closing their facilities due to a positive COVID-19 test for the second time this season.
“We were informed last night that a Texans player has tested positive for COVID-19,” the Texans said in a statement. “In consultation with the NFL and medical experts, we have made the decision to close the facility and conduct all operations virtually today. The player immediately self-isolated and contact tracing has begun. We will follow the NFL’s intensive protocols and guidance regarding the team’s operations. The health and safety of our team, as well as our entire staff, are of highest priority.”
The Texans also closed their facilities just over a week earlier after offensive lineman Max Scharping tested positive, but the Texans were in a bye week then so no games were affected.
This week the Texans are set to play the Jaguars. The Bears are scheduled to play the Texans in Week 14 on Dec. 13.