NFL: Steelers-Titans won’t be played in Week 4


The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans game will not be played during Week 4 following two additional positive tests among the Titans, the NFL announced Thursday.

According to a statement from the NFL, one additional Titans players and one personnel member have tested positive for COVID-19. That comes after four players (starting nose tackle DaQuan Jones, linebacker Kamalei Correa, long-snapper Beau Brinkley and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson) and five team personnel members tested positive earlier this week.

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

Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Wednesday that some of the players who tested positive were experiencing flu-like symptoms.

“I know there’s going to be a lot of questions about the game and about who’s to blame and where it started. Nobody’s to blame. We’re in a pandemic,” Vrabel said. “… This is a very unfortunate situation, but one that we’re confident that we will be able to handle safely with the football team and the players’ best interests in mind.”

The Minnesota Vikings, who played the Titans on Sunday, had no positive results in their latest round of coronavirus testing Wednesday and their facility was scheduled to be reopened on Thursday.

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