Tennessee-Pittsburgh NFL matchup delayed indefinitely due to COVID-19 outbreak among Titans personnel

by Laura Mize · Oct 1st, 2020 3:59 pm

Last Updated Oct 5th, 2020 at 12:26 pm

The Tennessee Titans have logged 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the past few days, leading the NFL scrambling to find a new date for the team's face off with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The matchup was originally scheduled for October 4, but has been postponed after six staff members and five players recently tested positive for the virus. The Titans facility is closed, and the team cannot have any in-person activities.

The Minnesota Vikings, who squared off against the Titans last week, shut down their own facility for a few days this week, after eight Titans personnel had received positive test results. But after tests showed no positives in the Vikings organization, the team reopened its facility.

Last weekend, a Tennessee linebackers coach had to stay home while the team traveled to Minnesota, after he was placed on so-called virus protocols.

"If we are to play a full and uninterrupted season, we all must remain committed to our efforts to mitigate the risk of transmission of the virus," Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, wrote in a letter to teams on Wednesday.


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