The Steelers and Tennessee Titans will not be playing as scheduled this Sunday, the NFL announced on Wednesday.
The decision was made to “allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing,” according to a league statement. The game will instead be played on Monday or Tuesday.
The news was first according to a report by Dianna Russini of ESPN, who said that the reschedule date will based on the results of the Titans’ testing performed Tuesday and Wednesday.
In the past week, 10 Titans players and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Between the Titans and Minnesota Vikings, 47 players and staffers remain in the league’s contact tracing protocol, which requires back-to-back negative PCR tests to return from.
The first round of that testing reportedly showed no positive Vikings and one new positive amongst the Titans.
The options for playing the game outside of Sunday at 1 p.m. appear to be playing the game Monday night, Tuesday night or rescheduling it to Week 7, Tennessee’s bye week, and moving the Steelers game with the Baltimore Ravens scheduled for that weekend to Week 8, when both Pittsburgh and Baltimore were supposed to be idle.