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Jets have no pos­i­tive COVID-19 tests, game on

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All New York Jets play­ers and coaches have tested neg­a­tive for COVID-19, and Sun­day’s game against Ari­zona will be played on time.

The Jets posted a state­ment on so­cial me­dia Fri­day night, hours af­ter their train­ing fa­cil­ity was closed due to a pre­sump­tive pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus test for one player.

“This evening, we re­ceived neg­a­tive PCR COVID-19 test re­sults for all play­ers, coaches and per­son­nel,” the team said. “Fol­low­ing a pre­sump­tive pos­i­tive COVID-19 test and out of an abun­dance of cau­tion to en­sure ev­ery­one’s health and safety, we sent all play­ers and per­son­nel home this morn­ing. We also ini­ti­ated all NFL man­dated pro­to­cols in­clud­ing player iso­la­tion, sub­se­quent test­ing, and con­tact trac­ing.

“As we have thus far, we will con­tinue to fol­low re­quired health and safety pro­to­cols in the best in­ter­ests of our coaches, play­ers, staff and com­mu­nity. We look for­ward to our game this Sun­day against the Ari­zona Car­di­nals.”

Dur­ing the sum­mer, Lions quar­ter­back Matthew Stafford had a sim­i­lar false pos­i­tive.

The league has had 60 cases since test­ing be­gan in which one player or staff mem­ber tested pos­i­tive and there wasn’t fur­ther trans­mis­sion among the team. By send­ing ev­ery­one home from the fa­cil­ity Fri­day morn­ing, the Jets took the ap­pro­pri­ate steps un­der the NFL/NFLPA COVID-19 pro­to­cols. And then the 100% neg­a­tive tests were an­nounced in the evening.

ESPN first re­ported the Jets’ pre­sump­tive pos­i­tive test.

The Ten­nessee Ti­tans got some good news Fri­day with no pos­i­tive test re­sults hours af­ter the NFL resched­uled their game with Buf­falo to Tues­day night, a per­son fa­mil­iar with that sit­u­a­tion told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

49ers’ Garop­polo set to re­turn from in­jury

Jimmy Garop­polo will re­turn as start­ing quar­ter­back for the San Fran­cisco 49ers this week af­ter miss­ing the past two games with a sprained an­kle.

Coach Kyle Shana­han said Garop­polo will start Sun­day at home against the Mi­ami Dol­phins. Shana­han wanted to see how Garop­polo made it through a full week of prac­tice be­fore mak­ing his de­ci­sion.

“Each day he got bet­ter,”

Shana­han said Fri­day. “Never felt too sore the next day. So, we needed to hear that to­day and see him out there to­day and we feel good to go.”

Garop­polo had hoped not to miss any time with the in­jury, hav­ing played through an­kle sprains be­fore. But this was a more se­vere high an­kle sprain which made it im­pos­si­ble for him to move well enough to avoid dan­ger in the pocket.

He was able to show he was healthy in prac­tice and will pro­vide a needed spark for the 49ers (2-2), who lost 25-20 at home last week to Philadel­phia.

No­table

Julio Jones was held out of prac­tice for the third straight day with a ham­string in­jury on Fri­day but has not been ruled out for the At­lanta Fal­cons’ game against the Carolina Pan­thers. ... The Charg­ers placed run­ning back Austin Ekeler on in­jured re­serve Fri­day, mak­ing him the sev­enth Los An­ge­les starter to go on IR this sea­son. ... Pro Bowl left tackle Ty­ron Smith is hav­ing sea­son-end­ing neck surgery, an­other blow to a Dal­las of­fen­sive line that will be with­out both start­ing tack­les for the rest of the year.

 ?? Elsa / Getty Im­ages ?? Head coach Adam Gase and the Jets re­ceived a scare Fri­day af­ter a pre­sump­tive pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus test closed down the team’s fa­cil­ity. The player and the re­main­der of the team later tested neg­a­tive.
Elsa / Getty Im­ages Head coach Adam Gase and the Jets re­ceived a scare Fri­day af­ter a pre­sump­tive pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus test closed down the team’s fa­cil­ity. The player and the re­main­der of the team later tested neg­a­tive.

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