2 Steelers players tested positive for COVID-19 in early spring; Tomlin says both are fine

PITTSBURGH — According to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, two players had tested positive for coronavirus in early spring.

During a virtual news conference Tuesday, he said both players were fine and were back at work.

It’s not clear exactly who the players were that tested positive.

Tomlin also said at this point, he is unsure of what the season will look like, and whether or not there will be fans in the stands. He said the virtual things the team has been doing in the off-season have been very productive.

“It’s going to be significant - in terms of pre-snap communication on both sides of the ball and relative to being home and away. And so, it’s going to be more of a practice type atmosphere I would imagine. So we’re going to take some time, or we anticipate spending some time, throughout the evaluation process - the pre-season - having a keen awareness about maybe the impact or the opportunities presented because of that or the challenges because of that,” he said.

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