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Zero positive tests for Jaguars in last 24 hours, set to host Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday

Member of Jaguars practice squad tested positive for COVID-19, team handled Saturday activities remotely

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — UPDATE 9:03 a.m. October 18: The Jacksonville Jaguars have reported zero new positive COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours, per a statement from the team. 

"The team has received zero new positive tests since yesterday, and all members of our active roster have received multiple negative tests and are eligible to play in today’s game against the Lions. 

The Jaguars (1-4) host the Lions (1-3) at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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A member of the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, the team released in a statement Saturday morning. The team subsequently placed 12 practice squad players on the Practice Squad/COVID-19 Reserve list, and defensive end Josh Mauro on Reserve/COVID-19 List. 

The team received the results from its daily PCR testing that the individual tested positive. The following is a portion of the statement released by the team.

"As a precautionary measure for today, we made the decision to conduct our football activities remotely while following NFL protocols and recommendations. This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and the team’s medical advisors. The health and safety of our players, coaches and staff, as well as their families, is our top priority ... We will continue to provide updates when they are available. We plan to play tomorrow’s game as scheduled."