At some point, this Tennessee Titans team will get everyone on the field at the same time. You have to believe it, and maybe then, with positive thought and good fortune, it will happen. On Wednesday, Tennessee added another name to their Reserve/COVID-19 list. This is the fifth player to be affected this Summer and the first time we’re talking about a starter.
Add Harold Landry’s name to a list that already houses Nick Dzubnar, Jeremy McNichols, and Anthony Rush. The team also announced that they were claiming offensive lineman Derwin Gray off of waivers in a subsequent move. Oh, and don’t forget about the fact that we learned the same thing about Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. He contracted the virus at the beginning of the week.
Here’s what happens next from the Tennessee Titans roster’s standpoint.
By now, most of you know this, but for those that don’t, here’s the skinny. Each NFL team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list houses individuals who have either tested positive for Coronavirus after contracting it, or they’ve been asked to quarantine after coming into close contact with someone known to be an infected person.
As is the case with Mike Vrabel, Dzunbar, McNichols, and Rush will need to provide two consecutive negative samples in a 48-hour period, or they’ll need to remain in quarantine for ten days.
The best part about this, if we were to find a silver lining is this shouldn’t prevent Landry or Coach Vrabel from appearing in the Titans’ first regular-season game. They’ll both be absent from the preseason finale on August 28th versus the Chicago Bears, but Tennessee won’t be required to suit up for another game until things start to count on September 12th when they kick off the first 17-game regular season in franchise history with a home game versus the Arizona Cardinals.
First thing’s first. Let’s hope everyone’s healthy. Then, once we get these guys back into the lineup, let’s hope we won’t see anyone else added to that list for the duration of the 2021-2022 NFL season.