Tennessee Titans Game Postponed Indefinitely After More COVID-19 Cases Reported

Nissan Arena, home of the Tennessee Titans, is revealed on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans video game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, which had been scheduled for Sunday, has been delayed.

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

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” Were doing whatever we can to make gamers safe and that this does not happen again,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stated during an interview Wednesday.

Now its been pressed off yet once again. The league revealed Thursday that yet another Titans gamer and another workers member has actually checked favorable for the coronavirus, holding off the video game indefinitely. The NFL is anticipated to announce a makeup date quickly.

” Some of them are certainly experiencing flu-like signs. Nothing, I think, unusual, we anticipate that they will feel better quickly,” he stated.

Vrabel stated a few of the gamers who tested favorable are symptomatic.

In a declaration earlier this week, the league stated the preliminary postponement was to protect gamers and other workers and “permit additional time for further everyday COVID-19 testing.”

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

The NHL completed its season on Monday and was the first of the four major North American professional sports leagues to crown a champion during the pandemic. The league performed more than 33,000 coronavirus tests throughout nine weeks and reported absolutely no positive cases.

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

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

The groups were supposed to square off on Sunday, however the video game got postponed earlier this week due to the fact that of the leagues first coronavirus break out– the very first time a scheduled video game has actually been postponed due to COVID-19.

Before Tuesday, the NFL only saw spread cases throughout the league amongst a small number of gamers and employee.

Coaches and other staff are likewise needed to use face masks on the sideline throughout video games, although some were fined for breaching the rule. The NFL sent a memo Wednesday advising all teams to follow the rule.

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

The club is not allowed to divulge whether the players checked favorable or are only quarantining, per a union contract.

The memo said violations could lead to suspensions, forfeiting draft picks and putting “the 2020 season at risk.”

Unlike the NHL and the NBA, the NFL has not adopted a “bubble” format and is taking a trip to numerous arenas for video games. All NFL video games have been played either without in-person fans or at minimized capacity as a safety measure.

” Both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA, including our infectious illness professionals, to examine close contacts, perform extra testing and display developments,” the NFLs communications workplace said Tuesday in a joint statement with the NFL Players Association.

On Tuesday, the Titans said 3 gamers and five other personnel checked positive for the coronavirus. According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, a fourth Titans player found out Wednesday that he evaluated favorable. That prompted the NFL to delay the game at least a day.

On Tuesday, the Titans said 3 players and 5 other personnel checked favorable for the coronavirus. According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, a fourth Titans gamer found out Wednesday that he checked favorable. That triggered the NFL to postpone the video game at least a day.

The league announced Thursday that yet another Titans gamer and another workers member has actually evaluated favorable for the coronavirus, postponing the video game indefinitely. The Vikings video game against the Houston Texans is still scheduled for Sunday.

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

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

In the meantime, the group will be meeting practically.