4:24 PM PT — Sigh of relief for the Jets — the team just announced ALL players and staffers tested negative for the coronavirus … after an initial false-positive sent everyone home.
“This evening, we received negative PCR COVID-19 test results for all players, coaches and personnel,” the team said Friday.
“Following a presumptive positive COVID-19 test and out of an abundance of caution to ensure everyone’s health and safety, we sent all players and personnel home this morning.”
“We also initiated all NFL mandated protocols including player isolation, subsequent testing, and contact tracing.”
The Jets say they will continue to follow the same safety measures as they prepare for their game against the Cardinals this Sunday.
Concern in the NY Jets organization Friday after a player has possibly tested positive for COVID.
The player — who hasn’t been identified — is being retested to make sure it wasn’t a false positive … but the Jets aren’t taking any chances and have sent home players, coaches and staff.
“After a presumptive positive player test today, all Jets players and coaches were just sent home, per source,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
The Jets are scheduled to host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday — but a positive COVID test in the organization could alter those plans.
Schefter says, “Cardinals are scheduled to leave for New York today, so now there are questions whether they can leave to fly East for Sunday’s game against the Jets.”
The NFL is obviously concerned about the situation — especially after positive COVID tests on several; other teams including the Las Vegas Raiders, KC Chiefs, Patriots and the Tennessee Titans.
Story developing …
Originally Published — 7:07 AM PT