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Titans vs. Steelers game postponed after positive COVID-19 tests

Posted at 10:25 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 22:56:29-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed after multiple Titans players and staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The NFL said delaying the game will allow for additional time for COVID-19 testing.

The team announced on Tuesday that it is shutting down facilities until Saturday in response to the confirmed cases.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Titans Coach Mike Vrabel said the team could return to the facility sooner or later than Saturday.

This weekend's game was supposed to be the first game of the season fans would be allowed inside Nissan Stadium. The NFL said the game will be rescheduled for either Monday or Tuesday. Details on the game will be released as soon as possible, the league said.

The team placed three players on the team's Reserve/COVID-19 list while also adding two players to the team's practice squad.

Defensive lineman DaQuan Jones and long snapper Beau Brinkley were added to the COVID-19 list, along with tight end Tommy Hudson from the team's practice squad, on Tuesday. Outside linebacker Kamalei Correa was added to the team's Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Vrabel said some of those who tested positive are experiencing flu-like symptoms, but nothing out of the ordinary.

The Titans' outbreak marks the biggest COVID-19 scare the NFL has experienced to date. Because the team traveled to Minnesota over the weekend for a game against the Vikings, both teams suspended in-person operations starting Tuesday. The Vikings said the team has had zero positive tests as of Wednesday morning.