NFL postpones Titans-Steelers game again as Tennessee’s outbreak reaches 11

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NFL postpones Titans-Steelers game again after another Tennessee player and team employee test positive for COVID-19, bringing the club total to 11

  • The NFL is further postponing the Titans’ upcoming game against the Steelers after another Tennessee player and team employee tested positive for COVID-19
  • Currently Tennessee has six infections among players and five among staff 
  • The game was initially postponed until Monday or Tuesday of next week, but will now be replayed sometime later this season. A firm date is expected soon 
  • The NFL had played three weeks without a COVID-19 outbreak, but both the Titans and Minnesota Vikings had to shutter their practice facilities this week
  • The Vikings released a statement saying they had not received any positive results from their testing after Sunday’s game against the Titans in Minnesota  

The NFL is further postponing the Titans’ upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after another Tennessee player and team employee tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the club’s total to 11 infections.  

The league announced Wednesday that, due to the Titans’ outbreak, the Week 4 matchup would be postponed until Monday or Tuesday of next week. On Thursday the NFL adopted a more cautious approach. 

‘The decision to postpone the game was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel,’ read the league’s statement on Thursday. ‘The Titans facility will remain closed and the team will continue to have no in-person activities until further notice.’

The NFL is further postponing the Titans’ upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after another Tennessee player and team employee tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the club’s total to 11 infections

Titans coach Mike Vrabel is pictured during Sunday's game in Minnesota. Since then, six Tennessee players and five team employees have tested positive for coronavirus

Titans coach Mike Vrabel is pictured during Sunday’s game in Minnesota. Since then, six Tennessee players and five team employees have tested positive for coronavirus 

The Titans placed a pair of key players, defensive captain and lineman DaQuan Jones (pictured) and long snapper Beau Brinkley, on the reserve/COVID-19 list later Tuesday

The Titans placed a pair of key players, defensive captain and lineman DaQuan Jones (pictured) and long snapper Beau Brinkley, on the reserve/COVID-19 list later Tuesday

The NFL is expected to announce a make-up date in the coming days. 

On Tuesday, the Titans placed three players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including key players defensive captain and lineman DaQuan Jones and long snapper Beau Brinkley. Outside linebacker Kamalei Correa became the fourth on that list Wednesday.  

The NFL had played three weeks without a COVID-19 outbreak, but both the Titans and Minnesota Vikings had to shutter their practice facilities this week after Tennessee’s situation was revealed. The two teams played in Minneapolis on Sunday. 

The Vikings released a statement saying they had not received any positive results from their testing after Sunday’s game and they followed NFL protocol by closing their facility immediately. The Minnesota complex is scheduled to re-open Thursday.   

The Vikings released a statement saying they had not received any positive results from their testing after Sunday's game and they followed NFL protocol by closing their facility immediately. The Minnesota complex is scheduled to re-open Thursday

The Vikings released a statement saying they had not received any positive results from their testing after Sunday’s game and they followed NFL protocol by closing their facility immediately. The Minnesota complex is scheduled to re-open Thursday

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