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Tanya and Dan Snyder self-quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. won’t attend today’s game

Snyder misses his first game since buying the team in 1999

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Dan Snyder will miss his first Washington game since becoming an NFL owner in 1999. Washington Football Team’s Senior Vice President of Media Julie Donaldson released a statement on twitter from Team Physician R. Anthony Casolaro before today’s games kicked off. Dan, and his wife Tanya, came into contact with someone that had tested positive for COVID-19. The couple both tested negative for the virus, but were advised to self-quarantine as a cautionary measure. Dr. Casolaro cited the health and safety of anyone the pair might come into contact with as one of the reasons for the quarantine recommendation.

In other NFL news, Ian Rapoport reports that for the 2nd straight week, no players tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning.

The Washington Post’s Mark Maske reported that one NFL player would be held out of today’s games due to a fever. The player tested negative for COVID-19, but woke up ill today, and had a fever. NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills said last month that a player who tested negative, but displayed COVID-19 symptoms would be withheld from their game.