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After a week of scares, Lions vs. Jaguars will play as planned.
There was some concern that the Detroit Lions ’ Week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars could be moved after the Jaguars received a confirmed positive COVID-19 test for a practice squad player on Saturday. As a measure of precaution, the Jaguars placed 12 of their 16 practice squad players on the reserve-COVID-19 list due to contact tracing results.
But it all appears to be precautionary, because the Jaguars announced on Sunday morning that all of their tests administered on Saturday returned negative for the virus. In fact, each player has since received “multiple” negative tests.
So Sunday’s game between the Jaguars and Lions will go on as planned at 1 p.m. ET.
This comes after a week of scares across the entire NFL. The Falcons had an assistant coach test positive, but the rest of the team remains testing negative. The Indianapolis Colts had four positive tests returned, only to be discovered as false positives. Meanwhile, the Patriots have placed several players on the reserve-COVID-19 list this week days after quarterback Cam Newton returned from the list.
But it turns out Sunday provided good new league-wide. Per multiple reporters, the entire NFL had no new positive tests results on Sunday.