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8 Titans players and personnel test positive for COVID-19

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The first three weeks of the NFL season went by without a major impact from COVID-19, but as teams prepare for Week 4, issues have arisen out of Tennessee. 

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, three Titans players and five other team personnel tested positive for COVID-19. 

After hosting the Vikings Sunday in Week 3, both teams will suspend in-person activities immediately. 

Per ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Titans will be shut down until Saturday, which does not bode well for their Week 4 matchup with the Steelers.

In a bit of good news following the Titans' outbreak, the Vikings reported no positive tests in a statement Tuesday.

“Today the NFL notified us that members of the Tennessee Titans organization have tested positive for COVID-19,” the team said. “As of this morning, we have not received any positive results from Vikings testing following Sunday’s game. Per the NFL protocol, we will suspend in-person club activities and close TCO Performance Center immediately. We will work closely with the NFL and NFLPA to monitor the situation, perform additional testing and determine when the facility can reopen. We will provide further updates regarding this week’s football schedule when appropriate.”

However, the status of each team's Week 4 games has not yet been determined, as the league will have to test everyone on both sides to determine the severity of the spread. 

"Out of the abundance of caution, the organization has decided to work remotely today as we follow NFL protocols related to the Covid-19 virus," the Titans said in a statement. "Several tests have come back positive and are working through the process of confirming them. We will have more information tomorrow."