Titans players held off-site workout after their facility closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Erik Bacharach
Nashville Tennessean

NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- A group of Titans players held an informal workout last week at Montgomery Bell Academy after their team facility had been closed due to a teamwide COVID-19 outbreak.

MBA headmaster Brad Gioia confirmed the Titans worked out together at the school on Sept. 30, which was a day after eight members of the Titans tested positive.

The news comes on a day when the Titans had hoped to return to their practice facility and begin preparations for Sunday's game against Buffalo but two more members of the team tested positive.

The NFL and NFLPA are conducting an investigation into whether the Titans' violated COVID-19 protocols. 

The Titans could not return to their facility Wednesday as they had hoped.

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Paul Kuharsky, who works for a local radio station, first reported the Titans worked out together on Sept. 30. He also reported the franchise was told there were to be “no in-person meetings, workouts or activities at the facility or elsewhere.”

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on Thursday was asked about players gathering after the outbreak.

“We've asked our players to, in light of the recent tests, to not gather whether that's a league protocol or us asking them so that we can just avoid close contacts," Vrabel said. "And that we can try to work through this and get back into the building to prepare for Buffalo as quickly as possible."