NFL game officially scratched from Week 4 lineup
The NFL has provided another update on the Pittsburgh-Tennessee game scheduled for this week, but initially postponed because of several positive COVID-19 tests within the Titans organization.
The NFL announced that the game will be rescheduled until later in the season. The league said the decision was made after one more Titans player and one other team personnel member tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. There were eight positive tests on Tuesday and one other player tested positive on Wednesday.
The league’s statement also said that the Titans facility will remain closed until further notice, but contingent on testing results.
If there’s a date that might fit for both teams, it could be Week 7.
The Titans are scheduled for a bye that week while the Steelers are set to play the Ravens. Baltimore and Pittsburgh both have scheduled byes in Week 8, however, and they could move the Ravens bye up a week to account for this week’s change in schedule.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel said they hope to be allowed back inside their building Monday or Tuesday.
“I told them to try to mentally recover from an emotional few days, so that we can proceed with our season, build on a 3-0 start,” Vrabel said, per the Associated Press.
The Titans had one positive test on Saturday with outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen, which prevented him from traveling with Tennessee to Minnesota for a 31-30 win. The Vikings returned to work at their facility Thursday.
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