Adam Schefter reported on Saturday that at least two Bucs’ players have tested positive for COVID-19.

This comes just days after one of Tampa Bay’s assistant coaches reportedly tested positive for the virus, leading to two other assistant coaches being quarantined. The assistant coach who tested positive was asymptomatic, according to the report, while coaches had recently returned to the AdventHealth Training Center on Monday, June 15.

The Bucs released a statement concerning the positive tests later on Saturday.

The Bucs join a growing list of teams who have now experienced positive tests within their organizations, including the Los Angeles Rams, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans and most recently the San Francisco 49ers.

In response to a recent spike in positive tests around the league, the NFL Players Association has suggested that players temporarily cease private workouts with other players, something the Bucs have gained notoriety for in recent weeks as newly-added quarterback Tom Brady has been seen working out with teammates at a local high school.

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Spitfire

Just have a freakin Covid party, let them all get it now and there won’t be any missed time during the season!

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BucRy

I thought you could catch it more than once, no?

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BigSombrero

You first Spitfire! COvid Party at your house! If you die, we’ll toast a cheer in your honor for being so smart and brave!!

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buccaneerNW

Anybody still think there’s gonna be a season?

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BucHarbour

Testing has been ramped up a lot the last few weeks, spiking the positive cases. Fatalities continue to drop with the same pattern they’ve been dropping by the last month and a half. COVID won’t completely go away, just like SARS, but it will drop to a level that is minimal as so much of the population becomes exposed to it and develop immunity. We still have over 2 months before the season starts.

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buccaneerNW

1) The case levels in many states are increasing at a rate much higher than the increased testing… In fact, in Oklahoma, testing is down and the cases are up, so it ain’t just the testing. And the proof will be in the rate of deaths increasing steadily on a 14 day delay from the steep incline in the case curve. Just watch. It’s a simple matter of math. Trump and DeSantis are liars. <br> 2) We’re so far from herd immunity that the idea of it going away is comical. It’s not going away anytime soon… And the only… Read more »

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BigSombrero

Stop using facts. Kool aid drinkers wont listen to them. Instead, they will wear “Corona” t-shirts and reject the reasons the season is getting cancelled. They will not believe it’s serious until they are infected, then they will be the biggest apologists on the planet…one by one.

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Dave

So football games and political rallies are super spreaders right? How about crowds of thousands that are protesting? Or are the hundreds of thousands of protestors in the US exempt from being a super spreader?

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Dave

Couldn’t have said it better myself. The death decline is been dropping since April. No matter if you pick a 14 day average, 21 day average, or 1 month average. As a whole, testing is up, the “percentages” are down, (outside of a few really bad states), and hospitals for most of the country aren’t overwhelmed. Which was the point to begin with. We weren’t going to eliminate this overnight. That was never supposed to happen. In case people forget, the whole plan was to flatten the curve in order to not overwhelm the hospitals, so that new covid patients… Read more »

awwdembucs

BH does anyone know the age bracket of the newly reported cases? IMO it is probably younger people. With bar’s opening people have a drink or two,they lose good judgement and get really close together. I remember being 21 years old. I thought I was 10 feet tall and Bullitt prove.

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BigSombrero

Full disclosure: I don’t know the age of the newly reported cases, but I would venture a guess that it’s not relevant. Covid doesn’t care your age, wealth, or gender. Seemingly, it infects you, its highly contagious, and it kills indiscriminately across the spectrum.

If I’m a millionaire NFL player, I am taking a knee this season.

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Dave

Seeing as 80% of the 122K deaths have been 65+, ummm yup the age clearly matters. Let me be a crystal ball for you and predict how the movie ends. All the players that test positive…..they live! As does 99% of every healthy person under 65 that contracts covid

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Dave

Yes. It’s June dude. The season is still 3 months away. Or were you really that naive to think that from June to the end of the season there wouldn’t be any players testing positive. You realize that every single player is being tested. So obviously there was going to be some that test positive. They’re all young, healthy, and most likely will be completely fine. Almost every player that I’ve heard testing positive has shown no symptoms. The players want to play, the owners want them to play, and therefore, there will be a season. Whether it’s delayed, in… Read more »

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Naplesfan

Are you really so naive to believe that men can play football and socially distance at the same time?

What is it about football that you obviously don’t remotely get?

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Dave

I’ve told you before Naples. When it comes to any conversation involving the words Covid or president, I pretend you don’t exist. I see the word Naples, and I scroll right past it. So save your condescending, arrogant, covid know it all talk, because I won’t even read it. You clearly know where I stand, and I clearly know where you stand. So save your posts, because I’m not even reading them

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BigSombrero

Dave responded to tell you he doesn’t respond to you. That’s hilarious. Typical Dave.

Father’s clock is ticking Brady lovers…will there even be a season??

On remore possibility that there is a season, will it have an asterisk next to it??

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Dave

I could go down the LONG list of what’s typical of you, but I’ll pass

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BKNYfootballhead

For the sake of mankind, DON’T wear a mask. We don’t want our dear leader to think we disapprove of him.

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BucHarbour

For the sake of football talk, don’t bring politics to the board.

Thanks, and have a nice day.

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MIArmysoldier

Agreed.

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BigSombrero

Sorry bub. The lack of leadership at the top affects all walks. We will absolutely discuss as disgruntled fans who feel jilted out of the season because of President Trumps ineptitude.

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buccaneerNW

It’s political when you’re convinced things are okay because of the buffoon in charge. This should be a public health decision, and if it were, there’d be more realistic discussion of having a season. Instead, the clowncult of dear leader believe the piles of feces spilling out of his mouth, thinking everything’s just magically disappearing. So who made it political? The assclown fascist in the White House.

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Naplesfan

COVID deniers are COVID deniers because they are the most political people in the world. The rest of the world population, made up of normal people, obviously get that COVID is real and is deadly and while it may not be politically helpful to the orange haired buffoon in the White House, it is still a fact nonetheless. Note that the massive crowd in Tulsa that Trump was crowing about all week didn’t materialize – not only did the Trumplicans embarrassingly have to cancel their “overflow crowd” rally outdoors, the arena was only half full indoors. Maybe all Republicans aren’t… Read more »

plopes808

Agreed, keep politics off this board. But since it’s been brought up…you all realize that politicians were praising these gatherings of thousands of people not wearing masks over the last few weeks right? So COVID wasn’t an issue then, but it is now? Keep sipping the Kool-Aid ladies and gentlemen, it’s very refreshing

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buccaneerNW

I don’t know which politicians you’re paying attention to, but none that I heard of were praising large gatherings. Only the trumpcult.

Covid is still an issue. Please pay attention.

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Naplesfan

COVID is politicized – deal with it. COVID affects literally every single aspect of human life this year. And the politician-in-chief blew it off from the get-got, continues to blow it off now, and that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dead and deathly ill Americans because of his stupid political shenanigans in attempting to sweep COVID under the carpet. There is no avoiding politics in this thread when corrupt negligent politics is what is likely to completely cancel this entire season of NFL football that we Bucs fans were so excited to get started on. Rate this item:Thumb… Read more »

mark2001

Down to 59 ICU open beds in Pinellas County…a little better in Hillsborough…75% occupancy in the state of Florida…Yeah…lets expose everyone…and allow them to fight it out on a cot in Tropicana…without medical help or equipment due to a shortage…good idea…and if you have an accident, a major child illness, or heart attack…no bed in ICU for you…tough it out. Unbelievable.

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buccaneerNW

Trump is introducing a line of MAGA-branded disinfectant energy drinks at his superspreader event in Tulsa today. Sales are expected to be brisk.
Flavors available include MagaMango, ToxicOrange, WitchHuntWatermelon, LyingLemonade, BuffoonBerry, RussianRaspberry, and MakingAmericaGrapeAgain. #heykoolaid #cult45 #drinkthedisinfectant #drinkit #superspreader

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Crazyhorse54

Two is “multiple”? Always called that a couple of… Buying in to the hysteria are we?

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BigSombrero

They haven’t even had a team meeting yet. This is actually big bad news if you are hoping for an NFL season.

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Hockey Duckie

Multiple means more than one, but usually a couple is two and a few is three. Multiple implies more than three, usually.

I guess sensationalism is part of the headline as opposed to “reporting”.

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BKNYfootballhead

More than 3 were reported.

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plopes808

Lucky for the team, the virus isn’t as contagious as we were once told.

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BigSombrero

Thats right! President Trump said it will go away in April, MIRACULOUSLY!!

Is it April yet?

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Dave

Not a Trump guy, but he was partially right. By mid April all the known hotspots(NY, NJ, MA,) were in decline. And if all the other states that weren’t hit hard back in March/April, took the same approach as NY, NJ, and MA did, it would mostly be gone. Can’t blame him because Fla, Tex, Ari, and a couple other states are run by complete clowns. Now if you want to blame Trump because he didn’t assume complete power from day 1, by making every state enforce mandatory mask wearing, closures, stay at home orders, and mandatory social distancing, sure.… Read more »

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scubog

It’s just amazing how some folks are incapable of thinking for themselves and let their political affiliations determine their opinion. Here’s what I know. There are over 100 Bucs players and coaches. If the percentages hold true, it’s inevitable that there will be a couple of positive tests. It’s also inevitable that when more people, who don’t even know they have COVID (I always know when I have the flu), are tested, there will be more positive results………..more negative ones too. Duh! This isn’t polio, it’s not the Black Plague that swept through Europe, it’s not even the 1918 Spanish… Read more »

Naplesfan

The story of COVID in America IS political. Trump made it so and as a result killed hundreds of thousands of Americans when that was never inevitable. The US has by far the greatest number of dead citizens of any nation in the world, it is not remotely close. Nations THAT ARE RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO CHINA NEVER HAD MASS INFECTIONS AND DEATH, LIKE SOUTH KOREA, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, ETC. Yet our political-animal-in-chief saw COVID not as a public health threat but as a political threat, a “democratic-media hoax” (his precise words). C’mon genius, educate us on how you are right… Read more »

Dave

Exactly scubog! Some people are looking for any reason they can to bring up their politics. Your politics don’t guarantee where you stand on covid. I personally think covid is overblown. And I think for 99% of us, it’s completely harmless. And yet, no I do not support Trump. I can be against the covid hysteria and against Trump at the same time. The 2 are in no way mutually exclusive. Regardless of what some posters on here seem to imply. And yes I’m glad you tested negative. Happy Fathers Day! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet.… Read more »

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BigSombrero

Damn fool. Completely harmless??????? It has shut down the world son.

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Dave

Correct you read it right. And oh ok, so the country shut down, that means it was the right call? For anyone young and healthy, it’s harmless. Anyone under 65 and healthy, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning. You want to live your life in fear, knock yourself out. I’ll continue to go about my life, safely as I can

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BKNYfootballhead

“ Here’s the bad part, when you do testing to that extent you are going to find more people, you are going to find more case, so i said to my people ‘slow the testing down please’.”

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Hockey Duckie

Wow. Some people cannot understand sarcasm. Interesting.

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BKNYfootballhead

Hilarious sarcasm. Just what America needs in a pandemic, jokes from our inept soulless president – Nevermind empathy, compassion, or even prayer. 125,000+ dead is a cute number, right? America is 4% of the global population, yet we own more than 25% of the global infections. Let’s make a joke about Pearl Harbor all the dead oysters or all the melting pot sizzling on 9/11 while we’re at it. Gold! Comedic gold from leadership.

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BigSombrero

: Glad to hear you were regular sick and not COVID sick. I hope you can appreciate how worried you were. This is a real problem and is avoidable. The President deserves the criticism because he is crashing this country into a ditch. No leadership, just divisive rhetoric and polling based posturing.

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scubog

I wasn’t “regular sick” either. Just checking.

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BUC-ASS-BOB

It’s all political BS! who tested positive? Name them, It is nice that I agree with a lot of posters on this site that I have been at odds with on football. There testing 7 times as many people as before hoping to get a spike to keep positive tests for excuse to kill economy.
More and more people starting to catch on to this pandemic con job!

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Dave

Whatever you say BILL. Amazing how coincidentally, he hasn’t posted for a couple days(especially in an article like this, which would give him all the ammunition in the world to gloat about his belief that there won’t be a season), and you’ve randomly showed up again out of nowhere. I don’t know how anyone could write this off as a coincidence

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BUC-ASS-BOB

Dave I have never mentioned anything about whether there is or is not going to be a season, I personally want the season and watch Brady bring this team to playoffs. I do not feel need to post as much as I did before they canned the bust no coincidence at all.

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BigSombrero

Buc Ass Bob… return of another god damned idiot.

Brady is an over-the-hill, money grabbing, snake charmer leading the Glazer boys and your dumb ass down the path to Sucksville, USA.

The NFL will never be the NBA or MLB where championships are purchased.

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awwdembucs

Get over the fact that J.W is gone!!
Look at what he is making in NOLA.
He signed basically a project QB salary. Also he was a project here for 5 years!!!

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buccaneerNW

You’re just fucking stupid. You are part of a cult of ignorance.

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GrayBalls

BOB, ever hear of HIPAA?

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stanglassman

It’s true that the Trump administration made this into a much bigger mess than it could’ve been.
The biggest problem now and the reason we’re likely not to have football this year is because of people like Buc Ass Bob. He and like minded people will cause much more loss of life and economic strife then should have happened. They’re a worldwide embarrassment and should be ashamed of themselves.

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BUC-ASS-BOB

Interesting to understand how I who has never had Covid 19 or any other sickness am going to cause much more loss of life, I think you are out of your f—ing mind Stangassman

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BigSombrero

Your only tough because your momma wears combat boots!

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Thunderman

Man,
Can we please keep the politics down, really tired of it! This is a Football blog and I really could care less if you hate or love the current President! Let’s talk Football please!

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Dave

Seriously! It’s beyond old

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awwdembucs

Yes Thank You Thunderman.

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ScottC543

I saw on the news yesterday that the testing positive rate in Florida exceeded 10% for the first time. It’s not getting better. It’s getting worse.

What do you expect when you have Bozo driving the bus?

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Dave

One thing I’ll definitely agree with. Florida is brutal right now for covid. This state has mismanaged everything about as bad as it could possibly be mismanaged. Right from the word go. And I put that on DeSantis. That dude is a grade A clown

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Dbuc63

Eh, I’ll waste a little time, what the hell. I served as an intelligence officer and interrogator and been to several countries overseas. I’ve seen, done, experienced things that quite frankly have torn most if not all my innocence. If this forum is in any way a sample of our country I must admit, I was wrong awhile back. I was told many instances that the american people can’t handle the truth; I didn’t believe them. Unfortunately when truth is exposed, the response in most is emotional with your ideology threatened and calling your fellow americans names. Amazing the conviction… Read more »

Thanks for your time & attempt to educate. More people should listen.

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Some of the responses on here continue to be just ridiculous. Go to the CDC’s on site and see the reality. gis.cdc.gov/grasp/COVIDNet/COVID19_3.html Shows that COVID hospitalizations have been nearly flat since the end of May. Are there some small spurts here and there? Sure. But that’s not a reason to get all riled up when it’s very local to specific areas. Plus, living your life in fear is just ridiculous. You’re still more likely to die in a car crash, or be killed by lightning.

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BigSombrero

Its not about living in fear. Its about living. It’s about eliminating this virus.

Adapt and overcome! The numbers flattened in May because the world shut down. It’s reopening. Think man.

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Dave

They flattened in April. That huge rush of spiking covid numbers literally lasted a month. Mid March to mid April. And so many of those deaths were attributed to nursing homes in NY and NJ. The only reason why we’re even seeing a huge spike in the states we are now is because they thought they weren’t going to get hit hard and didn’t enforce any safety guidelines. Reopening has little to do with it. In MA where I am, we did everything smart. Slow to reopen anything, mandatory masks everywhere. If Fla, Tex, Ari, S.C, and a few others… Read more »

Dave

Correct. 100% agree BucHarbour. I’ll continue to maintain that the fear for any young healthy person is misplaced. The numbers from the CDC since day 1 have been consistent. 8 of every 10(80%) of reported deaths have been 65 and up. Also per the CDC, 80% of positive tests have been either asymptomatic or with no reported symptoms. Couple that along with the fact that most mandates require at least 2 symptoms of covid to be tested for covid. So you take those two things into account, It SHOULD be common sense that 2.2 MIL reported cases is significantly lower… Read more »

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seat26

America is too stupid to get this. The rest of the world is fighting this with success. Only in the U.S. are people making this political. If NFL players are getting sick and they haven’t even gone to camp? Forget it. This Season is toast. I am going to get into kite flying. You can do it with one or two people and you don’t have to go to the hospital afterward because where I live everyone is wearing a mask.

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BigSombrero

Funny shit my friend! Call me Ben Franklin because I’m doing the same thing!

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BigSombrero

Happy Fathers Day to all Dads! Now, to the controversial stuff…

Covid and Politics and the NFL are on the table for discussion since they intersect everywhere! Stop complaining that this isnt a political site!!! It becomes one when the NFL season is on the line because the guy in charge doesn’t care about America, just himself. Republicans who defend Trump are brainwashed fools. Grow a backbone you pussies.

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Horse

Isolation for sports is what it’s going to be about. I suggest we start quarantine NFL players, coaches, and trainers now ands inform them they must self-contain 14 days prior to reporting to training camp. No different than what the military is doing as troops move from deployment to deployment. No different than what the military does when they are in deployed to an hostile area. There are no families around and it will just have to be their sacrifice in order to play football and make a lot of money. I had said this before and other articles, but… Read more »

Redwave

Sure are some non-thinkers that like to run with idiotic talking points in this political climate. Covid 19 deaths are even worse than #s indicate. It’s done intentionally as hospitals categorize many of the deaths to other factors. Not a conspiracy theory, btw. Much needed business is lost when everyone is afraid to get procedures done or go to the ER when necessary. Politicians often have no problem with this, as it helps to make things look better than they are. Sure do hope something gives. I hate wearing a mask, but not nearly as much as seeing people I… Read more »