The NFL announced their decision to postpone Sunday’s game between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers, which will be moved to either Monday or Tuesday, according to an official league statement issued on Tuesday.
According the the league, the postponement will “allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel.”
The decision comes on the heels of positive COVID-19 tests among the Titans from four players, such as defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, long-snapper Beau Brinkley, and tight Tommy Hudson who is currently on the Titans’ practice squad.
Additionally, five team personnel members tested positive.
“I know there’s going to be a lot of questions about the game and about who’s to blame and where it started. Nobody’s to blame. We’re in a pandemic,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said (h/t ESPN). “… This is a very unfortunate situation, but one that we’re confident that we will be able to handle safely with the football team and the players’ best interests in mind.”
“We’ll be ready, and we will be focused,” Vrabel said. “This is the way we have to function and operate.”