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UPDATE: Falcons shut down their precautionarily but not because a player had COVID-19

Marlon Davidson Falcons COVID-19
Falcons defensive lineman Marlon Davidson recently tested positive for coronavirus and now there are four more positives at the Falcons facility

This morning the Atlanta Falcons acted quickly to shut down their facility after 4 players reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

Atlanta is schedule to play the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, but given this situation that game might be in doubt:

Last week, the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots faced similar situations.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network stated that the team recently placed defensive tackle Marlon Davidson on the COVID-19 reserve list and many believe they could be false positives. He said if so the Falcons could open their facility this afternoon.

Falcons released this statement:

“Out of an abundance of caution following one new positive test, we have made the decision to stop all in-person work at IBM Performance Field Thursday and will conduct all operations virtually,” the statement said. “This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and medical officials. The health and safety of our team is our highest priority.”

According to multiple reports, the person who tested positive is not a player. 

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