Tennessee Titans news: Add Ryan Tannehill, two others to COVID-19 list

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports image pool)
Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports image pool) /

Another day has come. Another member of the Tennessee Titans is added to their Reserve/COVID-19 list. One day after an official team announcement that Harold Landry would be added, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that another starter will now be asked to undergo the necessary quarantine.

This time, it’s quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Here’s Schefter’s tweet if any of you may have happened to miss it.

Here’s what comes next for the Tennessee Titans quarterback.

The news on Tannehill is somewhat surprising but not uncommon. We’ve all seen via several reports, including this one from Ari Meirov, that 97 percent of the Tennessee Titans roster has taken the vaccine (and that includes Tannehill). Still, as we all know, the vaccine doesn’t prevent the inoculated party from contracting the virus.

Meirov also reports that both tight end Geoff Swaim and linebacker Justin March-Lillard will be given Reserve/COVID-19 designations by the end of the business day on August 26th.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero stated in a recent report of his own that everyone in the Titans organization, whether vaccinated or not, has been tested over the course of the past few days in wake of the news of Mike Vrabel’s diagnosis, one we learned of on this past Sunday.

The Reserve/COVID-19 list houses everyone who has either contracted Coronavirus or has been exposed personally to someone who has. Currently, Tennessee’s version also includes names belonging to linebacker Nick Dzubnar, running back Jeremy McNichols, and defensive lineman Anthony Rush.

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In their places, for the time being anyway, Tennessee announced that they were signing running back Javian Hawkins, linebacker Cassh Maluia, and defensive back Nate Brooks to the active preseason roster. In terms of the guys on the COVID-19 list, they’ll need to be separate from the team for ten days, or they’ll have to provide two negative tests in a 48-hour period. If they’re able to do that, they can return to the team’s facility.