Jacksonville, Florida. – The morning after Jaguars canceled activities at the site after a member of the coaching team tested positive for coronavirus, the team said all Jacksonville players had received multiple negative tests and were eligible to play against the Detroit Lions at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday.
Team Jaguar (1-4) host Detroit (1-3) on Sunday and plan to play as scheduled, but as a precaution, all football related activities will be conducted by Jaguar remotely.
Jaguars worked with NFL to review tracking data while the player was self-isolating.
The Jaguars are the fourth NFL team to tackle COVID issues in recent days, joining Atlanta, Indianapolis and New England.
The Patriots canceled training on Friday and later put the James Ferrents Center on their COVID-19 / Reserve list. He became the fifth player on the team to test positive for the virus.
The colts had four positive tests that came negative upon retesting. The falcons returned to their facilities one day after being abandoned due to a second positive.
New England had already had the original week-five match against Denver twice postponed after four previous positive tests for coronavirus by players, including midfielder Cam Newton and corner back Stefon Gilmore. The match is due to take place on Sunday in Foxboro, Massachusetts, but now it could be in danger.
You may not play on Sundays
Jacksonville Jaguars may be without a Pro Bowl DJ Chark receiver against Detroit on Sunday. Coach Doug Maroun listed Shark as a questionable game.
If he can’t play, he will be out for the second time in four weeks. Shark missed the third week’s game against Miami due to a chest / back injury. He injured his ankle last week in Houston and limited to three 16-yard receptions.
He has 18 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Marron also listed narrow limb Tyler Evert (neck), defensive end Josh Allen (knee), backwards Dakota Allen (foot) and defensive intervention Abry Jones (ankle / hamstrings) as questionable in the match against Lions.
Linebacker Myles Jack (ankle) and Cornerback CJ Henderson (shoulder) were fully operational in practice on Friday and are no longer included in the injury report. They both sat last week in front of the Texas loss.
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