Tennessee Titans Game Postponed Indefinitely After More Coronavirus Cases Reported

Nissan Arena, house of the Tennessee Titans, is shown on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, which had actually been set up for Sunday, has been postponed.

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Nissan Stadium, house of the Tennessee Titans, is revealed on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which had actually been arranged for Sunday, has been postponed.

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” Some of them are undoubtedly experiencing flu-like symptoms. Nothing, I believe, out of the common, we prepare for that they will feel much better soon,” he stated.

Coaches and other personnel are likewise needed to use face masks on the sideline throughout games, although some were fined for violating the rule. The NFL sent a memo Wednesday reminding all teams to comply with the rule.

The memo said infractions could result in suspensions, surrendering draft picks and putting “the 2020 season at danger.”

On Tuesday, the Titans said three gamers and five other workers evaluated favorable for the coronavirus. According to NFL Network press reporter Tom Pelissero, a fourth Titans gamer found out Wednesday that he tested positive. That prompted the NFL to postpone the game a minimum of a day.

In a declaration earlier today, the league stated the preliminary postponement was to safeguard players and other workers and “permit additional time for more everyday COVID-19 testing.”

On Tuesday, the Titans stated three players and five other workers evaluated positive for the coronavirus. According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, a 4th Titans player found out Wednesday that he evaluated positive. That triggered the NFL to delay the game at least a day.

Vrabel stated a few of the players who tested positive are symptomatic.

The groups were supposed to square off on Sunday, however the game got delayed earlier this week since of the leagues first coronavirus break out– the very first time a set up video game has actually been delayed since of the coronavirus.

The NHL finished its season on Monday and was the first of the 4 significant North American professional sports leagues to crown a champ during the pandemic. The league carried out more than 33,000 coronavirus tests over the course of nine weeks and reported absolutely no favorable cases.

Before Tuesday, the NFL only saw scattered cases throughout the league among a little number of gamers and team member.

Updated Oct. 1 at 11:30 a.m. ET

” Nobody is to blame. Were in a pandemic,” Vrabel included, stating the group has actually followed guidelines carefully.

The Titans placed defensive lineman DaQuan Jones and long snapper Beau Brinkley on the reserve/COVID -19 list on Tuesday. Practice team tight end Tommy Hudson was likewise put on the list.

The team suspended in-person club activities, as did the Minnesota Vikings, who the group faced Sunday.

The club is not permitted to divulge whether the players evaluated positive or are just quarantining, per a union contract.

” Both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA, including our infectious disease experts, to assess close contacts, perform additional screening and screen advancements,” the NFLs communications workplace stated Tuesday in a joint statement with the NFL Players Association.

The Vikings did not report any cases and will go back to facilities Thursday. The Vikings game versus the Houston Texans is still scheduled for Sunday. The Titans training center will stay closed.

” Were doing whatever we can to make players safe which this does not take place again,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stated throughout an interview Wednesday.

The league revealed Thursday that yet another Titans player and another personnel member tested favorable for the coronavirus, holding off the video game forever. The Titans training center will remain closed.

In the meantime, the group will be fulfilling essentially.

Now its been pushed off yet once again. The league announced Thursday that yet another Titans gamer and another personnel member tested positive for the coronavirus, postponing the game indefinitely. The NFL is anticipated to reveal a makeup date soon.

The Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers will be cooling their cleats a little longer, after the Titans reported more coronavirus cases.

Unlike the NHL and the NBA, the NFL has not embraced a “bubble” format and is traveling to various arenas for video games. All NFL games have been played either without in-person fans or at minimized capability as a preventative measure.