ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions waived defensive tackle Daylon Mack.
The NFL is making changes to its COVID-19 testing protocols to account for situations like the one Matthew Stafford dealt with earlier this week. According to a memo sent to all club presidents, general managers and head coaches from NFL chief medical officer Allen Sills, players who test positive and are asymptomatic are to undergo two confirmatory nasal tests the following day.
After a false positive test landed Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on the NFL's COVID-19 reserve list this past weekend weekend, requiring the team to send out a press release to explain the situation, the league has adjusted its testing policy to address such abnormalities. While any asymptomatic player testing positive for the first time is still required to quarantine outside the team's facility, he can now be cleared 24 hours later if he passes two separate confirmatory tests.