Texans Had Two Positive COVID Tests Before They Had Two False Positives

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Bill O’Brien told NFL reporters the Texans were alerted to two positive COVID tests while in Pittsburgh which led to the team yanking those two players out of bed at 5 a.m. to be retested. The results of the follow-up tests: the Texans had two false positives, according to NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano.

This isn’t the first time the NFL has dealt with false positives. Remember back in August when Matthew Stafford came back as a false positive and his wife lost her mind over the process. Just last week, the Georgia State-Charlotte game was canceled after human error led to four positive tests for GSU, leading them to decide not to make the trip to Charlotte.

The good news for the Texans: false positives. The bad news: the Texans are now 0-3 after a brutal three-week stretch. Now comes a game against the Vikings, whose facility was closed over the positive tests out of Nashville and the Titans.

BioReference Laboratories, who operates testing for the NFL, had a contamination problem back in August, so it’s worth watching how teams retest and what the results of those retests are. Luckily for the Texans, it didn’t cause them to cancel the Steelers game even though it was a loss.

The situation with the Titans will now affect the Steelers. Their game Sunday has now been postponed and the league is looking at alternative days to play it.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.

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  1. Good thing we weren’t waiting for these clowns to take Omaha Beach on D Day they would still be “sheltering in place” waiting for the perfect moment where has our greatness gone smh

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