Sources: Atlanta Falcons shut down facility after multiple positive coronavirus tests

The Atlanta Falcons shut down their facility Thursday morning after multiple positive COVID-19 tests, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. One source told Schefter there were four positive tests for the virus, but a Falcons official said the team is "not at four confirmed." The official also told Schefter that the Falcons are "still working through details."
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2020 NFL Trade Deadline: Four Falcons who could be dealt now that Atlanta is cleaning house

The Atlanta Falcons have hit the reset button at the top of their staff, firing both coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff after an 0-5 start to the 2020 season. Now all eyes are on the players. Team president Rich McKay said this week the Falcons won't "predetermine the roster" for the next coach and GM by selling off as much talent as possible, but he also acknowledged Atlanta would listen to trade offers ahead of the Nov. 3 in-season deadline.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

NFL updates COVID rules to decide whether to play, noting every case is different

The Vikings remain scheduled to host the Falcons on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium after Atlanta closed its facilities Thursday because of a new positive test for COVID-19. The Falcons are expected to reopen facilities Friday after an assistant coach tested positive,according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While the Vikings held...
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New York Post

Falcons shut down facility after COVID-19 outbreak

The Atlanta Falcons are the latest NFL team to have a coronavirus outbreak. The Falcons shut down their facility Thursday after the team had positive COVID-19 test results, according to The report stated that there were four positive tests, however, a team official told the site they are “still working through details, can tell you we’re not at four confirmed.”
Sports Illustrated

Report: Falcons Close Facility After Positive COVID-19 Tests

The Falcons closed their facility on Thursday morning due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Four Atlanta players reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, per Schefter. The Falcons are the latest team to battle the coronavirus as the NFL attempts to push forward with the 2020 season....

How Falcons, Texans can become competitive again

Being a fan and friend of Dan Quinn, Thomas Dimitroff and Bill O'Brien didn't make it any easier for me to see them lose their jobs with the Falcons and Texans. But given the state of those teams, which have combined for a 1-9 record thus far, I can understand why ownership felt it was necessary to make changes.
Washington Post

Atlanta Falcons close facility after one new positive coronavirus test result

The Atlanta Falcons became the latest NFL team to deal with a shutdown of their facility due to issues with the novel coronavirus. The Falcons’ facility was closed after they had one new positive test for the coronavirus in their results returned Thursday morning, according to the team. The positive test was by a member of the coaching staff, according to a person familiar with the results.

Atlanta Falcons close facility after positive Covid-19 test

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday they are closing their training facility following at least one positive Covid-19 test. The team has stopped all in-person work at their IBM Performance Field in Atlanta and will instead conduct operations virtually. “Out of an abundance of caution following one new positive test, we...

Falcons close their facility because of COVID-19. What does it mean for the Panthers?

The Carolina Panthers entered intensive protocols Wednesday after one Atlanta Falcons player was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Falcons have since had one additional person test positive for COVID-19, per the team. Multiple reports indicate the positive test was not a player. Atlanta shut down its facility Thursday, conducting all operations virtually.

Atlanta Falcons rookie DL Marlon Davidson tests positive for COVID-19, source says

Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive lineman Marlon Davidson has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a league source, leading to him being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Davidson, a second-round draft pick out of Auburn, played 12 defensive snaps and five snaps on special teams in his team's 23-16 loss to...
Gwinnett Daily Post

Atlanta Falcons enter NFL's supplemental intensive protocol after positive COVID-19 test

Following the placement of defensive tackle Marlon Davidson on the reserve/COVID list, the Atlanta Falcons have entered in the NFL’s supplemental intensive protocols at IBM Performance Field, the team announced Wednesday night. NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills, in consultation with medical experts, determines when a club must follow...

The Panthers beat the Falcons, then Atlanta fired its coach and GM

The Atlanta Falcons have fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff only six hours after the Panthers defeated the Falcons 23-16 on Sunday. The Falcons have begun the 2020 season 0-5 and two of their losses — to the Bears and Cowboys — came after leading by two possessions in the fourth quarter.

5 Vikings-Falcons Storylines to Watch

The Vikings (1-4) are aiming for their first win at fan-less U.S. Bank Stadium in 2020, and the Falcons are seeking their first victory this season, period. The teams have each endured some soul-crushing losses already. Minnesota has dropped a pair of 1-point games to the Titans and Seahawks in...

Early Bird Report: What does future hold for Falcons' roster?

During his discussion with the Atlanta media on Monday, Falcons owner Arthur Blank expressed that the decision making with regards to the team's roster would largely be left to whoever becomes the next general manager and head coach. He was specifically asked about quarterback Matt Ryan, and while Blank expressed his love for the 35-year-old quarterback he again said that was a decision he wasn't going to make.
The Falcoholic

Looking back on 1997 when the Falcons were last 0-5

The Falcons have done something impressive. They are 0-5 for the first time in decades. Maybe shocking more than impressive, but we take off our caps at the level of incompetence. That cap, of course, is a bucket hat with a yellow smiley face. It perfectly matches your denim on denim outfit because you can never have enough denim.