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Titans vs. Steelers Rescheduled For Later in Season After COVID-19 Tests

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The Week 4 matchup between the Titans and Steelers will be rescheduled to a later date in the 2020 season, the NFL announced on Thursday. 

Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh was initially delayed after four Titans players tested positive for COVID-19. The game was slated to be played on Monday or Tuesday night after the original delay, but a fifth positive test has forced the NFL to further push back the AFC contest.

The Titans added CB Kristian Fulton to the reserve COVID-19 list on Thursday.

"The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game scheduled for Week 4 will be rescheduled to later this season after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19," the NFL said in a statement. "The decision to postpone the game was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game personnel."

Tennessee's facility will remain closed until further notice, per the NFL. Minnesota, the Titans' Week 3 opponent, plans to reopen its facility on Thursday. The Vikings will face the Texans on Sunday.

No date has been provided for the rescheduled matchup between Tennessee and Pittsburgh. The Steelers could move their bye week in an attempt to accommodate Tennessee later in the season, according to the MMQB's Albert Breer.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the most likely scenario is the Steelers-Ravens came currently scheduled for Week 7 is moved to Week 8, when both the Ravens and Steelers were originally slated for a bye week. And in a subsequent move, moving the Steelers and Titans from Week 4 to Week 7.