Coach Mike Tomlin says that two members of the Pittsburgh Steelers tested positive for Covid-19, per NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala. Both players were found to be positive back in the spring, but have since recovered according to Tomlin. He added that neither player was at the facility and both players are healthy and back to work.
This is the latest report of NFL players with positive Covid-19 tests. Ezekiel Elliott along with players from the Cowboys, Texans, 49ers, Buccaneers and assuredly others. The rash of Covid-19 reports pushed the NFLPA to advise players to stop practicing together. But, that hasn’t stopped Tom Brady and other Tampa Bay players from getting together for private workouts.
The NFL continues to refine their Covid-19 protocols, but the fact that football is a contact sport isn’t going away. We will continue to see positive tests for NFL players and personnel. The question will be how well teams can mitigate the spread. We have yet to see if that is possible.