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Which Titans players are on the COVID-19 list?

We break down the Titans COVID-19 issues going into Week 17 with the latest news and list of players.

The Tennessee Titans logo is seen on the side of a helmet during the NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts on October 31, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans are in first place in the AFC South and on the verge of clinching the division title. Heading into Week 17, they only need one win or one Colts loss over the final two weeks.

The team has won two of their last three after dealing with a two-game losing streak. The team has dealt with inconsistency since losing Derrick Henry and is counting the days until he potentially returns for the playoffs.

In the meantime, the Titans are dealing with COVID-19 issues on both sides of the ball. They placed five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday of Week 17 and two more on Tuesday. The change in rules should get some of these players back for Week 17, but COVID remains a concern. We’ll update this list each day as players come off and new names go on.

Titans COVID-19 list

WR Julio Jones (Placed Mon, Dec 27)
WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (Placed Mon, Dec 27)
OT Kendall Lamm (Placed Thu, Dec 23)
DL Denico Autry (Placed Tue, Dec 28)
OLB Bud Dupree (Placed Mon, Dec 27)
LB Jayon Brown (Placed Tue, Dec 28)
CB Buster Skrine (Placed Mon, Dec 27)

NFL COVID-19 protocols

The NFL changed its policy on Tuesday, December 28 following the CDC’s adjustment. If unvaccinated, a player must miss a minimum of five days if a close contact or a positive test. If they have not shown symptoms for at least 24 hours at the end of that five days, they are eligible to be activated.

A vaccinated player does not need to quarantine if a close contact, but does if they test positive. A vaccinated player can test out sooner than the five days if he is asymptomatic for at least 24 hours by one of the following options:

  1. He receivers two BRL PCR test results that are either negative or produce Cycle Threshold (CT) values of 35 or greater; OR
  2. He receive one BRL PCR test result that is either negative or produces CT values of 35 or greater and a negative Mesa test result from a test taken within 24 hours of the BRL PCR test. Both tests can be taken at the same time or less than 24 hours apart; OR
  3. He receives two negative MESA tests 24 hours after the initial swab was taken, but can be taken concurrently provided it’s two separate new swabs.