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Jaguars announce practice squad player tested positive for COVID-19

Pro Football Rumors logo Pro Football Rumors 10/17/2020 Ben Levine, Pro Football Rumors
a close up of a toy: The Jaguars announced that a player on their practice squad has tested positive for COVID-19. © David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports The Jaguars announced that a player on their practice squad has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Jaguars announced that a player on their practice squad has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the team will be holding virtual meetings Saturday, and their game against the Lions Sunday is still expected to be played.

The team said in a statement:

“Last night, we received results from our daily PCR testing that revealed an individual on our practice squad tested positive for COVID-19. After confirming the positive test, our organization began working with the NFL to review contact tracing data while the player self-isolated.

“As a precautionary measure for today, we made the decision to conduct our football activities remotely while following the NFL protocols and recommendations. This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and the team’s medical advisors. The health and safety of our players, coaches and staff, as well as their families, as our top priority.”

NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports that every member of the organization received rapid-result tests Saturday morning.

While the news isn’t great in Jacksonville, it’s a bit better in New England. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports that the Patriots opened their team facility on Saturday. The Pats join the Colts and Falcons among teams that have reopened facilities over the past 24 hours. New England canceled practice on Friday after another player tested positive for COVID-19.

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