Vrabel: Titans near return after negative tests

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The Tennessee Titans had no positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday, head coach Mike Vrabel said Tuesday.

The team could return to the practice facility on Wednesday though the Titans haven’t been cleared to go back into the building. Vrabel said he’s hopeful they’ll get approval Wednesday morning.

A total of 20 Titans players and other staff members have returned positive coronavirus tests since Sept. 24.

The NFL announced last week that the game between the Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4 was postponed until Oct. 25.

Tennessee is scheduled to host the Buffalo Bills in Week 5.

Eight players last week, one this week and 11 overall this season — defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson, linebacker Kamalei Correa, cornerback Kristian Fulton, wide receiver Adam Humphries, defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, long-snapper Beau Brinkley, wide receiver Cameron Batson, tight end Tommy Hudson, fullback Khari Blasingame and cornerback Greg Mabin — have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell warned the league’s 32 teams Monday of penalties including potential forfeits of games for violations of COVID-19 protocols that force changes in the schedule.

The franchise

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