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The announcement explained the team “received negative PCR COVID-19 test results for all players, coaches and personnel.” The Jets also said they will continue to follow the league’s health and safety protocols.
Sunday’s game between the Jets and Arizona Cardinals is still scheduled to happen.
This is surely a welcome development. Aside from the health implications, the NFL has already made multiple adjustments to its Week 5 slate because of positive COVID-19 results.
The Denver Broncos–New England Patriots game was moved to Monday because of positive tests for the Patriots, while the game between the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans was moved from Sunday to Tuesday because of positive tests for the Titans.
On Wednesday, Judy Battista of NFL Network spoke with the league’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, and he suggested the NFL still had the option to pause the season if positive tests remain an issue.
The Jets are off to an 0-4 start and will look to turn things around against the 2-2 Cardinals.