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Per poll, creating one thread to discuss the impact of covid on different NFL teams around the league -

players or coaches/staff testing positive

potential impact on games of players on covid-19 reserve

NFL policies on covid-19 testing, return to action etc

 

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I'd like to know why the Raiders punishment was harsher than the Titans.

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1 minute ago, Doc Brown said:

I'd like to know why the Raiders punishment was harsher than the Titans.

Right reading what they did to the Raiders and what it was for had me thinking "Wow Tennessee must be a smoking crater."

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11 minutes ago, Warcodered said:

Right reading what they did to the Raiders and what it was for had me thinking "Wow Tennessee must be a smoking crater."

 

At a guess, part of the answer would be that Tennessee displayed what we used to call a "compliance minded attitude" (meaning they rolled over and showed their throat) while Gruden tried to bullgaffle.

 

 

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The Cleveland Browns have placed quarterback Baker Mayfield on the reserve/COVID-19 list after the quarterback came into contact with a staff member who tested positive Saturday for the virus.
 

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30277653/cleveland-browns-place-qb-baker-mayfield-covid-19-list

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The headline seems rather alarmist but there are facts about current teams/players testing positive in the article

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-ravaged-by-covid-19-this-week-as-half-of-leagues-teams-have-been-hit-by-at-least-one-case/

 

  • 49ers: San Francisco has four players on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel along with starting tackle Trent Williams were deemed close contacts of receiver Kendrick Bourne, who tested positive. Those four players all had to sit out Thursday's loss to Green Bay. 
  • Packers: The Packers have three guys on the reserve/COVID-19 list: Running backs A.J. Dillon and Jamaal Williams along with linebacker Kamal Martin. All three players had to sit out the Packers' Thursday night win over San Francisco. Packers linebacker Krys Barnes, who played on Thursday before leaving the game with an injury, tested positive on Friday
  • Lions: Matthew Stafford was the biggest name to land on the reserve/COVID-19 list for any team this week and he's one of two Lions players currently on the list, along with linebacker Jarrad Davis.  
  • Ravens: Not only is Baltimore dealing with a positive test from cornerback Marlon Humphrey, but they also had to place linebackers Matt Judon, Tyus Bowser, Patrick Queen, L.J. Fort and Malik Harrison along with defensive backs Terrell Bonds and DeShon Elliott on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Ravens play the Colts this week. 
  • Texans: The Texans decided to cancel practice and shut down their facility on Thursday after linebacker Jacob Martin tested positive for COVID-19. Linebackers Whitney Mercilus and Dylan Cole have also been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list due to close contact with Martin and all three players are now ineligible to play in Sunday's game. The Texans will be traveling to Jacksonville in Week 9. 
  • Cowboys: The Cowboys were hoping that Andy Dalton could play this week, but that won't be happening, because he's been placed on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. Instead, the Cowboys will be going with either Cooper Rush or Garrett Gilbert to face the undefeated Steelers
  • Bears: Offensive tackle Jason Spriggs tested positive for COVID-19, which landed him and guard Germain Ifedi on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Ifedi was placed on the list after the league determined he was a high risk close contact. Offensive lineman Cody Whitehair has also tested positive, according to NFL.com
  • Broncos: The Broncos have placed practice squad tackle Darrin Paulo and defensive end Shelby Harris on the COVID-19 list. Several members of the Broncos front office, including GM John Elway and team president Joe Ellis have also tested positive. The Broncos play the Falcons on Sunday. 
  • Cardinals: Arizona had to place two players on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week in linebacker Devon Kennard and cornerback Byron Murphy Jr., who both tested positive. The Cardinals will be hosting the Dolphins on Sunday with a potentially depleted defense if Murphy and Kennard aren't able to play. 
  • Eagles: The team has announced that an unnamed player has tested positive for COVID-19. Although the identity of the player hasn't yet been revealed, whomever it is won't be eligible to play on Sunday. 
  • Colts: In Indianapolis, the Colts didn't have any players test positive, but they did have one team employee who came down with COVID-19. Due to that situation, the Colts held practice as normal Thursday, but all in-person meetings were changed to virtual meetings. The Colts had several players -- DT Sheldon Day, DT Tyquan Lewis, G Quenton Nelson, and WR Michael Pittman -- were who were considered close contacts, but all are expected to practice Friday and be available for Sunday's game against the Ravens. 
  • Chiefs: Star pass-rusher Chris Jones has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Chiefs also had a staff member test positive. The team held a practice on Thursday morning and then closed their facility after that. 
  • Raiders: Offensive tackle Trent Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 for the second time in less than two weeks. Brown tested positive for COVID on Oct. 22, but then recorded five straight days of negative tests, which made him eligible to play in Week against the Browns. However, Brown ended up missing the game due to a medical mishap.
  • Falcons: In Atlanta, the Falcons didn't have any players test positive, but they did have one team employee who came down with COVID-19. Due to that situation, all team meetings will be held virtually on Friday. 
  • Dolphins: In Miami, the Dolphins had an unnamed assistant coach test positive. The Dolphins haven't closed down their facility, but they are now required the NFL's intensive protocol guidelines. 
  • Bengals: Cincinnati had two players test positive on Friday. The good news for the Bengals is that they're on a bye this week, which means the players will have plenty of time to recuperate before Cincinnati's next game. 

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12 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

It all depends what kind of day Roger Goodell is having, apparently.

The Titans sent Roger a new BarcaLounger for his basement draft room / dungeon, to make him more comfortable on Draft Day 2021. 😁

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On 11/8/2020 at 10:00 AM, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

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He was hospitalized on Sunday after air entered his bloodstream during a pregame IV in the locker room before the team's game against the Browns. 

This is pretty extreme.

On 11/8/2020 at 11:30 AM, Hapless Bills Fan said:

The headline seems rather alarmist but there are facts about current teams/players testing positive in the article

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-ravaged-by-covid-19-this-week-as-half-of-leagues-teams-have-been-hit-by-at-least-one-case/

 

  • 49ers: San Francisco has four players on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel along with starting tackle Trent Williams were deemed close contacts of receiver Kendrick Bourne, who tested positive. Those four players all had to sit out Thursday's loss to Green Bay. 
  • Packers: The Packers have three guys on the reserve/COVID-19 list: Running backs A.J. Dillon and Jamaal Williams along with linebacker Kamal Martin. All three players had to sit out the Packers' Thursday night win over San Francisco. Packers linebacker Krys Barnes, who played on Thursday before leaving the game with an injury, tested positive on Friday
  • Lions: Matthew Stafford was the biggest name to land on the reserve/COVID-19 list for any team this week and he's one of two Lions players currently on the list, along with linebacker Jarrad Davis.  
  • Ravens: Not only is Baltimore dealing with a positive test from cornerback Marlon Humphrey, but they also had to place linebackers Matt Judon, Tyus Bowser, Patrick Queen, L.J. Fort and Malik Harrison along with defensive backs Terrell Bonds and DeShon Elliott on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Ravens play the Colts this week. 
  • Texans: The Texans decided to cancel practice and shut down their facility on Thursday after linebacker Jacob Martin tested positive for COVID-19. Linebackers Whitney Mercilus and Dylan Cole have also been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list due to close contact with Martin and all three players are now ineligible to play in Sunday's game. The Texans will be traveling to Jacksonville in Week 9. 
  • Cowboys: The Cowboys were hoping that Andy Dalton could play this week, but that won't be happening, because he's been placed on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. Instead, the Cowboys will be going with either Cooper Rush or Garrett Gilbert to face the undefeated Steelers
  • Bears: Offensive tackle Jason Spriggs tested positive for COVID-19, which landed him and guard Germain Ifedi on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Ifedi was placed on the list after the league determined he was a high risk close contact. Offensive lineman Cody Whitehair has also tested positive, according to NFL.com
  • Broncos: The Broncos have placed practice squad tackle Darrin Paulo and defensive end Shelby Harris on the COVID-19 list. Several members of the Broncos front office, including GM John Elway and team president Joe Ellis have also tested positive. The Broncos play the Falcons on Sunday. 
  • Cardinals: Arizona had to place two players on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week in linebacker Devon Kennard and cornerback Byron Murphy Jr., who both tested positive. The Cardinals will be hosting the Dolphins on Sunday with a potentially depleted defense if Murphy and Kennard aren't able to play. 
  • Eagles: The team has announced that an unnamed player has tested positive for COVID-19. Although the identity of the player hasn't yet been revealed, whomever it is won't be eligible to play on Sunday. 
  • Colts: In Indianapolis, the Colts didn't have any players test positive, but they did have one team employee who came down with COVID-19. Due to that situation, the Colts held practice as normal Thursday, but all in-person meetings were changed to virtual meetings. The Colts had several players -- DT Sheldon Day, DT Tyquan Lewis, G Quenton Nelson, and WR Michael Pittman -- were who were considered close contacts, but all are expected to practice Friday and be available for Sunday's game against the Ravens. 
  • Chiefs: Star pass-rusher Chris Jones has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Chiefs also had a staff member test positive. The team held a practice on Thursday morning and then closed their facility after that. 
  • Raiders: Offensive tackle Trent Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 for the second time in less than two weeks. Brown tested positive for COVID on Oct. 22, but then recorded five straight days of negative tests, which made him eligible to play in Week against the Browns. However, Brown ended up missing the game due to a medical mishap.
  • Falcons: In Atlanta, the Falcons didn't have any players test positive, but they did have one team employee who came down with COVID-19. Due to that situation, all team meetings will be held virtually on Friday. 
  • Dolphins: In Miami, the Dolphins had an unnamed assistant coach test positive. The Dolphins haven't closed down their facility, but they are now required the NFL's intensive protocol guidelines. 
  • Bengals: Cincinnati had two players test positive on Friday. The good news for the Bengals is that they're on a bye this week, which means the players will have plenty of time to recuperate before Cincinnati's next game. 

 

 

I do not usually quote entire posts but in this case it is important.

 

 

No Bills!

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55 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

 

 

This is fairly big.  

 

They aren't facing your father's Bengals this weekend, either.

 

Obviously they will let him play, but man,...no in person practice at all.

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2 hours ago, dollars 2 donuts said:

 

 

This is fairly big.  

 

They aren't facing your father's Bengals this weekend, either.

 

Obviously they will let him play, but man,...no in person practice at all.

He can't play unless he tests negative of Covid-19 I think on back to back days. 

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4 hours ago, dollars 2 donuts said:

 

 

This is fairly big.  

 

They aren't facing your father's Bengals this weekend, either.

 

Obviously they will let him play, but man,...no in person practice at all.

Bad week for Brittle Ben.  Two bad knees and now he is a covidion.

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5 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

 

Yike! 

 

At least (so far) it doesn't seem as though they've lost an entire position group like all their TE or something... Bills scare me a bit

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11 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

 

Let's hope that the Steelers don't get a wave of positives.  Steelers already burned their bye week and if the game is postponed/cancelled

it could cause the implementation of the 8 team playoff picture for each conference among other things.

 

It seems the NFL doesn't want to add that Week 18 from most things I've read.

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36 minutes ago, ColoradoBills said:

 

Let's hope that the Steelers don't get a wave of positives.  Steelers already burned their bye week and if the game is postponed/cancelled

it could cause the implementation of the 8 team playoff picture for each conference among other things.

 

It seems the NFL doesn't want to add that Week 18 from most things I've read.

 

Let us hope....

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