By Adam Roberts – 9/29/2020
The story of the day in the NFL involves the Minnesota Vikings, and predictably in these times, it revolves around the virus that has so viciously disrupted everyday life.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero has tweeted that three players for the Tennessee Titans have tested positive for COVID-19, along with five members of team personnel. On top of that, both they and the Vikings will suspend in-person club activities today.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen also reports that there were no positives when the Vikings were made aware of the situation this morning, but out of an abundance of caution the NFL ordered their facilities shut down for the next few days, as well.
The Vikings as a team released their own statement on the matter this morning:
The league has also informed both teams involved that depending on subsequent test results and developments this week, Minnesota’s game against Houston this week and Tennessee’s match up with Pittsburgh could be rescheduled.
This is a developing story, and will be updated once more details become available.