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:
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.