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Titans-Steelers canceled; more positives in Tennessee

Field Level Media
01 Oct 2020, 23:40 GMT+10

There will be no football for the Tennessee Titans this week.

In the wake of more positive COVID-19 test results, the NFL is canceling the scheduled game in Nashville between the Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Postponed on Wednesday, the NFL ruled out moving the game to Monday afternoon or Tuesday. The game will be played later this season. The date and time will be released by the league following a review of options.

One additional player and another personnel staffer returned positive tests for the novel coronavirus Thursday morning.

Four players and five staff members had positive tests as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Titans' facility has been closed all week since the team returned from playing the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Cases reportedly began on Friday with outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen.

Three Titans players -- defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson -- were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday as the NFL shut down the team facility. A fourth player -- linebacker Kamalei Correa -- returned a positive test Wednesday, and was officially added to the COVID list.

The Titans also reported five positive tests among team personnel, including Bowen, who did not make the trip to Minnesota.

The Steelers will have a bye week and play the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.

No ruling was made on the Vikings making the trip to Houston to play the Texans as scheduled this Sunday.

The Vikings have had no access to their facility this week but daily testing has not yet returned a positive test.

--Field Level Media

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