This has not been a good week for the Tennessee Titans. On Thursday, their home game against the Steelers scheduled for Sunday was officially postponed after a handful of players tested positive for coronavirus. On Friday, Adam Schefter is reporting that two more Titans players have tested positive for coronavirus putting their player positive total at seven. As of Thursday, a total of six personnel members have tested positive as well.
Two more Titans’ players tested positive today in Tennessee, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2020
On Tuesday the initial news broke that the Titans had a total of eight new positive tests following their game in Minnesota against the Vikings; three player positives and five personnel positives. Minnesota has had no positive tests, but both teams shut down in-person activities immediately.
The game against Pittsburgh was postponed after the player positive number reached five on Thursday.
It was initially reported that Sunday’s game against the Steelers could be played either Monday or Tuesday, but with the additional positive tests, the league elected to push it to a later date.
The NFL released a statement about the game 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.
As of right now, there has not been a date assigned for the postponed game to be played.
The Titans are scheduled to host the Bills next Sunday, October 11, but with more positive tests popping up it’s a possibility that game could be affected as well.