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Jacksonville Jaguars close facility; practice squad member test positive for COVID-19

The NFL has a bigger problem on their hands following the positive COVID-19 test. The Jacksonville Jaguars closed their facility Saturday following positive COVID-19 test on practice squad player.

“The team learned about the positive test on Friday night and will work virtually on Saturday as a precaution”, said NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Following the NFL’s safety protocol, the teams resumed its activities remotely.

“Last night, we received results from our daily PCR testing that an individual on our practice squad tested positive for COVID-19. “After confirming the positive test later in the evening, 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 NFL protocols and recommendations”. “The health and safety of our players, coaches and staff, as well as their families, is our top priority’.

“We will continue to provide updates when they are available. We plan to play tomorrow’s game as scheduled.”

-Jacksonville Statement

This is the first positive test for the Jaguars since RB Ryquell Armstead was placed on the COVID-19 list.

The NFL may have a big problem on their hands; the Atlanta Falcons closed their facilities on Thursday. The Jaguars are scheduled to host the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. The team is still planning to play.

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Mecca Lennon has been a Journalist for In The Zone since August 2020. Mecca has experience in journalism and professional writing from experiences obtained in the classroom and through various leadership roles. Mecca has facilitated and assisted in campaigns to enhance social media presence and overall prestige in brands. A Public Relations student at William Paterson University, she aspires to work in a sports related role with an emphasis on the NFL.

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