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.
From Dan and Tanya Snyder: After going to every game in 21 years they will be missing today’s after coming in contact with someone they have known for 15 yrs that tested positive for Covid-19. They are disappointed to miss, but are safe and will be cheering from home. pic.twitter.com/n191WYuwbT— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) September 20, 2020
In other NFL news, Ian Rapoport reports that for the 2nd straight week, no players tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning.
Source: For a second straight week, no players tested positive on Saturday morning on their COVID-19 tests. All clear for Week 2.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2020
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.
One NFL player is being withheld from today's games "out of caution" because of a fever, according to a source familiar with NFL-NFLPA protocols. That player tested negative for covid-19, source said. All NFL players and coaches tested negative yesterday, multiple sources said.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) September 20, 2020
The identity of the NFL player being withheld from today's games because of a fever is not immediately known. Now confirmed by a second source. Player has a fever but tested negative Saturday, one source says. Other source says the player "woke up ill" today.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) September 20, 2020
Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, said last month that a player would be withheld from a game if he tests negative but displays any covid symptoms. That's the scenario that played out today, according to multiple sources.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) September 20, 2020