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Steelers-Titans game won’t be played until later in season after more COVID-19 cases

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers-Titans game originally scheduled for Sunday will not be played until later in the season after more positive COVID-19 tests for the Titans, the NFL announced Thursday.

An announcement about the new date for the game will be made shortly, a news release said.

One additional Titans player and one team personnel member tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday. Those cases follow other cases that were announced earlier in the week. As of Thursday, there is a total of 11 positive tests for the virus -- five players and six personnel.

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“The decision to postpone the game was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. The Titans facility will remain closed and the team will continue to have no in-person activities until further notice,” a Thursday statement from the NFL said.

The NFL initially wanted to reschedule the game for Monday or Tuesday.

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