NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two days following eight positive tests at the Tennessee Titans facility, the team and leagues have decided to postpone Sunday afternoon's game against the Steelers. No set date on when this could happen, but they are looking at Monday night as an option, depending on upcoming test results.
The NFL has been able to limit positive contact tracing so far this season. We will keep you updated on air and online on how this plays through in Nashville.
Tennessee suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL said Tuesday that three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus. The NFL had played three weeks without a COVID-19 outbreak.
In a statement, the league said the game "will be rescheduled to allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel."
The NFL is not the first league to see an outbreak. The Marlins had 17 players test positive at the beginning of the season. While there were more games to be played in that scenario, MLB was able to proceed successfully and this week arrive at the 2020 playoffs.
An additional Titans player learned early Wednesday morning that they also had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Minnesota Vikings, who played the Titans last Sunday, also suspended in-person activities Tuesday as a precaution.
The Titans were scheduled to host Pittsburgh in a matchup of two of the league's seven remaining undefeated teams on Sunday.