The Detroit Lions’ Week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars could be in jeopardy. On Saturday morning, the Jaguars announced that a practice squad player has a confirmed positive COVID test, and they have shut down the facility for Saturday’s meetings and walkthroughs. At the moment, the Jaguars say they are still planning to play Sunday’s game against the Lions as scheduled.
“We will continue to provide updates when they are available,” the Jaguars said in a public statement. “We plan to play tomorrow’s game as scheduled.”
It’s been a crazy week for the Lions’ future opponents in relations to COVID-19. Earlier the Falcons—Detroit’s Week 7 opponent—had a positive test for an assistant coach and shut down their facility for a day. A day later, the Lions’ Week 8 opponent—the Indianapolis Colts—shut down their facility after multiple positive tests. However, those tests turned out to be false positives, and they, too, have since reopened their facility.
This is a constant reminder that the 2020 season will have to be very fluid, and there is no guarantee Detroit will play their schedule as it currently stands.
Stay tuned as we’ll continue to provide updates on this story as they come in.