Chiefs-Patriots COVID-19 tests return negative; Titans have no additional positives, per reports

After a weekend of troubling news on the coronavirus testing front for the NFL, Monday morning started with some good news. 

According to ESPN, all tests for the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots came back negative, and the Patriots are traveling to Kansas City for a Monday night matchup (7:05 p.m. ET, CBS). The contest had originally been scheduled for Sunday afternoon, but Patriots quarterback Cam Newton's positive COVID-19 prompted the delay.

Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu also tested positive over the weekend. Neither team has reported additional positives outside of those two players. 

The Tennessee Titans — the first NFL team to deal with a coronavirus outbreak during the season — reported no positive tests for the first time in six days, per ESPN. Twenty Titans personnel have tested positive, with 18 cases confirmed since Tuesday, and the team's Week 4 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers had to be postponed. 

Per source: All New England and Kansas City tests negative, their game is on for 7:05 pm ET tonight.

Tennessee will need no positive tests on consecutive days, so if it repeats Tuesday, the facility potentially could reopen Wednesday. https://t.co/UAxFQOgSDH

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Tennessee's facility has been shut down since last week, but consecutive days of no additional positive tests could lead to a reopening Wednesday. The Titans' upcoming game against the Buffalo Bills is scheduled for Sunday. 

Contributing: Associated Press

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