NASHVILLE — Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry became the fifth person, and first starter, affected by the team's coronavirus outbreak when he was placed on the NFL's COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel announced Sunday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 that morning, after the team beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-3 in a preseason game Saturday night in Florida, where the teams had practiced together earlier in the week. Vrabel later received monoclonal antibodies treatment.
Landry started against the Bucs and was on the field for six plays. He spoke to reporters after practice Monday but didn't practice Tuesday, which is when the Titans stepped up precautions, including wearing masks inside the team's headquarters and conducting rapid tests on everyone regardless of vaccination status.
Landry joined defensive lineman Anthony Rush, linebacker Nick Dzubnar and running back Jeremy McNichols on the COVID-19 reserve list, which is for players who either test positive for the virus or are in quarantine after close contact with an infected person.
Also Wednesday, the Titans claimed offensive lineman Derwin Gray off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.