According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has been working remotely this week away from the team’s facility as he has come in contact with someone outside the organization who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Per a report on, Bowles has tested negative for COVID-19 and it’s believed that the person he’s come in contact with has a false positive test, yet Bowles is being cautious and is working remotely from home while his assistants have run the defense in practice.

The Bucs aren’t the only team that has had a COVID-19 scare this week. On Thursday, the Falcons shut down their team facility after a member of the team tested positive. The Falcons held meetings virtually on Thursday as they prepare for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay.

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