Tennessee football will not practice Friday as scheduled due to positive COVID-19 tests, Jeremy Pruitt announced on Zoom.

“This week, we had a few more positive tests,” Pruitt said. “I elected to shut practice down. We re-tested everybody again this morning to see where we are at. Our No. 1 priority is to be able to test everybody associated with our program. …

“As we get the results back, we will see where we are at and start practice up accordingly.”

Pruitt did not provide an exact number of positive tests. 

“We weren’t at zero or one this week and we want to make sure we figure out why,” Pruitt said.

This story will be updated.

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