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Titans-Steelers moving to later in 2020 season due to additional Covid-19 positives

The Titans and Steelers will be playing on Monday in Week 4.

General view from field level during the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Friday update: The NFL has moved Steelers-Titans to Week 7, moved Steelers-Ravens to Week 8, and Ravens bye has been moved from Week 8 to Week 7.

Thursday AM update: The NFL is moving Titans-Steelers to later in the season after an additional Titans player and one personnel tested positive for Covid-19, according to Tom Pelissero. It will not happen on Monday.

UPDATE: It looks like we’re getting a double dose of Monday football. The CBS announcer crew has been told Titans-Steelers will take place Monday evening, according to Paul Kuharsky.

The Week 4 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers is being rescheduled due to the Titans Covid-19 outbreak. The NFL announced the game will play on either Monday or Tuesday. Details to be announced once finalized.

Four players and five non-players on the Titans roster tested positive for the novel coronavirus following Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team shut down its facility on Tuesday and the plan is for nobody to return until Saturday.

UPDATE: The Titans are allowed to have players dealing with injuries come into the facility, but they are stagged.

The Steelers are continuing to prepare for Week 4, but the Titans have only been able to conduct virtual preparation for the game. There was talk the NFL was pushing to keep the game on Sunday, but the league had contingencies in mind recognizing the unfairness of such a quick turnaround. A Monday game is not much more fair, but it would at least give the Titans one full practice day.

This move leaves the Titans with some issues, but Week 5 could present a separate issue for both Tennessee and Pittsburgh. They’ll be playing on a short week, and all the more so if the game ends up being played on Tuesday. In Week 5, the Titans host the Buffalo Bills and the Steelers host the Philadelphia Eagles. No travel for either team in Week 5 makes this a little easier, but the short week will still be notable.