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Titans’ former 1st-round pick Jeffery Simmons joins Reserve/COVID-19 list as 8th player

Jeffery Simmons, Titans COVID-19

The Tennessee Titans continue to see the list of players who tested positive for COVID-19 grow.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Titans have placed former first-round pick Jeffery Simmons on the team’s COVID-19/reserve list.

By placing Simmons on the COVID-19 reserve list, Tennessee now has eight players on their active roster on the list. Altogether, as The Athletic’s John Glennon points out, the Titans have nine players currently on the list.

Tommy Hudson, who is on the team’s practice squad, was one of the first three players added to the COVID-19/reserve list. And as the week has advanced, Tennessee has continued to add players to the list as more test results emerge.

Earlier this week, on Friday, the Titans added two more players to the list after more positive tests were revealed. Then, early Saturday morning, three more players were discovered to have produced positive results too.

When the news first broke of Tennessee having positive tests, the NFL acted fast in postponing their Week 4 game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Seeing that the Titans continue to have positive tests pop up, the league moved the game to Week 7.

It’s important to note that just because a player is placed on the COVID-19/reserve list, it doesn’t 100 percent mean they contracted the virus. But with the numbers matching the players, it appears that Simmons tested positive himself.

Simmons was a first-round pick of the Titans in 2019 and he’s become a marquee member of their defense in 2020. Even though it remains to be seen when Tennessee can return to their team facility, Simmons will need to produce negative tests before rejoining them.