Titans home game postponed later into season


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Sunday'sTitans vs. Steelers game has been postponed to later in the season due to more positive COVID-19 tests, a statement from the NFL said.

The NFL said two additional tests were confirmed positive Thursday morning: one Titans player and one personnel member. This comes after Wednesday's announcement that four Tennessee Titans players and five staff members tested positive for the virus.

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

On Tuesday, the Titans placed defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley and tight end Tommy Hudson onto the Reserve/COVID-19 list. On Monday, Coach Mike Vrabel said outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen did not travel with the team to the game against Minneapolis due to COVID-19 testing protocols.

"Nobody is to blame. We’re in a pandemic," Coach Mike Vrabel said Wednesday. "Jon Robinson and I feel comfortable with the protocols and everything that we have done."

Right now, the team is working remotely as the NFL Players Association says all in-person club activities are suspended.

The Titans-Steelers game was originally scheduled for Sunday at Noon CST.

NFL said an announcement of the game's new date should come soon.

Full statement from the NFL:

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.