Steelers-Titans postponed after positive COVID-19 tests

The NFL makes their first postponement of the 2020 regular season

The Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers will not play in Week 4 as originally scheduled and the game will be re-scheduled for later this season. 

The NFL released a statement on Thursday announcing the postponement:

The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game scheduled for Week 4 will be rescheduled to later this season after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19 today. An announcement of the new game date will be made shortly.

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

NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero notes that five players and six personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in total. ESPN’s Adam Schefter clarifies that two of those positive tests were discovered this morning. A Titans coach had tested positive late last week as well.

The Titans and Vikings played in Minnesota Sunday. Upon news of positive COVID-19 tests with Tennessee, both teams suspended all in-person club activities beginning Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, the NFL announced that the Week 4 matchup would be postponed and reports emerged that the league hoped it would be re-scheduled for Monday or Tuesday; additional positive COVID-19 tests have rendered that impossible. The Vikings have not had any positive cases at this time, which is a positive considering the close proximity that players shared on the field.