Despite the news of new positive tests for COVID-19 among players and staff in the organization of Tennessee Titanium, the NFL still plans the team to play its game from week 4 on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The league is assessing the situation and will adjust if necessary as more information is gathered, according to Tom Pelisero of the NFL Network. The Titans’ coaches have told the players that if they have to go without any personal work until Saturday, then they will take a walk and host the Steelers at 1:00 p.m.
Garafolo added that several players are already talking about ways to do the work themselves during the week, while the team is closed due to the positive tests of COVID-1
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a note to all 32 clubs on Tuesday, reiterating the importance of following joint league and player association protocols, including distancing at team facilities, wearing appropriate headgear and related personal protective equipment. , maintaining the cleanliness of the facilities, carefully regulating the behavior and contacts outside the club facility and immediately reporting any symptoms that a player or staff member may have, as well as family members with whom the players or staff members have close contact.
Goodell also called on clubs to “review the steps they have taken to minimize the number of close contacts, especially during travel and within position groups, and should review their procedures for introducing new players for testing and possible signing. . “
“Each of us has a special responsibility to keep others safe and healthy,” Goodell wrote. “What each of us does affects not only ourselves and our close families, but many others in our own club and in other clubs.”
The league will share with the clubs any additional information they receive as they continue to monitor developments. For now, however, the games are on schedule to continue on Sunday.
“We don’t have many definitive answers in the long run about what the forecast looks like,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday through Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network. “We have been given a mandate to prepare as if the game will be played and played on time.”
As Tomlin prepares his team for the game, he said he has no reservations about the Titans, who probably have coronavirus-positive players who inadvertently play against his Steelers.
“No, we will trust the medical experts,” he said. “We will go down with the intention of playing and playing to win.”