The status of Sunday’s game between the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals is still up in the air after the Jets sent players and coaches home on Friday following a presumed positive coronavirus test of one player.
But the Cardinals are still operating as if everything is business as usual, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, and the team still plans to travel to New Jersey on Friday.
The NFL hasn’t made any decisions about Sunday’s Week 5 contest between the two teams. The Jets made all meeting and workouts virtual on Friday after one player had the presumed positive test for COVID-19. The team was waiting for retesting of the player before making any other decisions.
The league has already shifted two games this week due to coronavirus concerns. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots will play on Monday instead of Sunday following positive tests by the Pats earlier in the week.
The Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills also had their Sunday game moved to Tuesday. The Titans have been dealing with an outbreak that also forced the NFL to postpone a Week 4 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Titans to later in the season.
The Jets and Cardinals don’t share bye weeks — the Cardinals are slated to be off in Week 8, and the Jets follow in Week 11 — so if the league is forced to push the game beyond Monday or Tuesday, rescheduling would a little bit more complicated.
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