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Tomlin: Steelers Won’t Make Changes to COVID-19 Protocols after Positive Tests

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team will not make any changes to its COVID-19 protocols, even after two players have tested positive this week.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tested positive and was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, while Minkah Fitzpatrick was added to the list on Monday.

Tomlin said he feels the team’s extensive COVID-19 mitigation protocols, as mandated by the NFL, are sufficient, even with two cases among his squad.

“We have exercised an abundance of precaution, and so that won’t change,” Tomlin said.

He also said that Roethlisberger, who has not been ruled out for this Sunday’s game, will be able to participate in team meetings and strategy sessions virtually.

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“100 percent,” Tomlin said. “He was a full participant [Monday].”

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