JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars closed their facility on Saturday after a positive squad player practice for COVID-19 on Friday.
The team said it consulted with the NFL and followed NFL protocols and conducted football activities remotely.
The Jaguars are set to play the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday and the team said in a statement that they are still planning the game.
The Jaguars said they found out on Friday night that the player had tested positive and was given a POC test to confirm the positive result.
Jagars have the skills of squad players to sit together and among other players on the active list at team meetings.
This is the first positive test for a Jaguars player since Ryquell Armstead was run back and placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list on September 5.