According to a report, the Steelers next opponent is dealing with multiple cases of COVID-19 and could put this Sunday's game in jeopardy.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says three Tennessee Titans players tested positive for coronavirus along with five personnel.
In a release the Titans said, “out of the abundance of caution the organization has decided to work remotely today as we follow NFL protocols related to the Covid-19 virus. Several tests have come back positive and are working through the process of confirming them. We will have more information tomorrow.
The Minnesota Vikings, who played the Titans this past Sunday, will also shut down their facilities temporarily.
The NFL released a statement on Tuesday morning addressing the situation.
“The Titans COVID testing results returned three new player positives and five personnel positive. The Titans will suspend in-person club activities starting today. Likewise, the Vikings, who played the Titans on Sunday, will also suspend in-person club activities. Both clubs are working closely with the NFL and NFLPA, including our infectious disease experts, to evaluate close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments. All decision will be made with health and safety as our primary consideration. We will continue to share updates as more information becomes available.”
If those case are confirmed and/or additional cases reported, Sunday’s game in Tennessee against the Steelers could be in jeopardy.
If the game is postponed it may be hard to make up with the Steelers bye in Week 8 and Titans have a bye in Week 7.