Former WMU wide receiver Corey Davis was added to the Tennessee Titans’ COVID list.
Davis was one of two Titans players to test positive on Wednesday, bringing the team’s total positive tests between players and staff members to 22 since its first positive test on September 24.
The Titans have already had a game postponed, as its week 4 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers was pushed back to week 7 as the Titans had eight positive COVID-19 tests that week. Under current NFL rules, if a player tests positive the team cannot practice until all players not on the COVID list test negative for two consecutive days.
The Titans’ scheduled game this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills is now in question, which would cause a major problem for the NFL schedule. Week 7 was originally going to be the Titans’ bye week, so with its game against the Steelers now set to happen at that time, Tennessee has no openings in its schedule to add another game.
Through the first three weeks of the season, the NFL had no postponements or cancellations of games due to COVID-19. In week 4, the Titans’ outbreak caused its game to need to be pushed back, and a smaller outbreak on the New England Patriots caused its game against the Kansas City Chiefs to be pushed back from Sunday to Monday.
Davis is currently leading the Titans in receiving yards with 206 through the first three games of the season, all wins for Tennessee. He is tied with Adam Humphries, who is also on the COVID list, for the team lead in receptions at 15. His one touchdown catch came in the first quarter of Tennessee’s week 2 win over Jacksonville.