Falcons-Bears game 'officially on' as COVID-19 results come back negative for Atlanta


NFL Insider Ian Rapoport announced Sunday morning that the Falcons-Bears game is officially on, after contract tracing was conducted within the Falcons organization.

When cornerback A.J. Terrell landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week, that move started a chain reaction of events that could have postponed the Falcons-Bears Week 3 game.

The Washington Post reported that Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff might be affected as the Falcons had been conducting contact tracing after Terrell’s positive test. If more players tested positive, Sunday’s schedule couldv'e taken a hit.

The WaPo articles unnamed sources feel that the game would happen, but there is still an air of uncertainty that won’t be understood until early Sunday morning when more results come in.

Terrell wasn't listed on any injury report throughout the week from the Falcons. The team's announcement on Saturday only stated that Terrell has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 and Edmond Robinson had been elevated as a COVID replacement. The WaPo report stated that Terrell did not participate in Atlanta's walkthrough on Saturday, but since he wasn't listed on any of the team's three injury reports, he did practice as recently as Friday.