Houston Texans News: Report of players testing positive for Covid-19

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In a report on Twitter, it says Houston Texans players tested positive for COVID-19.

Even the Houston Texans aren’t immune to the COVID-19 pandemic, as it has been reported by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that players from the Texans and Dallas Cowboys have tested positive for the virus.

In Texas, it is being reported the state has their highest numbers to date when it comes to COVID-19, and in the tweets by the NFL reporters, Rapoport wrote the following on the two teams:

"“Several #Cowboys players & several #Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, sources tell me & @TomPelissero. None of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities. The teams followed proper health protocols.”"

Pelissero tweeted the following on the COVID-19 report:

"“Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, on a conference call last month: “We fully well expect that we will have positive cases that arise. … Our challenge is to identify them as quickly as possible and prevent spread to any other participants.”"

This isn’t surprising because the virus has never gone away all the way. Most likely there will be more NFL players who will test positive, meaning more teams will be listed with more tests given as players are allowed to report back to team facilities. One of the more high-profile players reported to test positive for the Dallas Cowboys is Ezekiel Elliott.

Next month, training camp is on the schedule for the NFL in the latter stages of July, so it will be interesting to see how that process turns out depending on how the COVID-19 virus continues to proceed.

With all of the COVID-19 testing happening, and the Cowboys and Texans being the first teams listed to have positive tests, it is also important to note that the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game is just 52 days away, and the Texans are scheduled for their first preseason game on Aug. 14 on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.

The regular season is currently scheduled to start Thursday, Sept. 10, when the Texans will play at Arrowhead Stadium against the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

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Time will only tell us which Texans players have tested positive, but the most important thing is making sure those players get healthy, and that the rest of the players continue to stay healthy as the offseason continues before the start of the regular season.