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The NFL told the Steelers to expect short practice weeks with Covid-19




All 32 NFL teams have not experienced games being postponed due to an illness. Well, the Steelers and Titans are the first NFL teams to get that experience this week. According to a statement put out by the NFL this morning the game will be made up on either Monday or Tuesday and will be announced as soon as possible.


"The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, will be rescheduled to allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. Details on the new game date and time on either Monday or Tuesday will be announced as soon as possible."


Ben Roethlisberger had an interview with the Pittsburgh media this morning and said the Steelers among other teams were told to expect shortened practices due to COVID-19.


"We were told that there might be a situation that if you weren't careful and there were some COVID issues here in Pittsburgh that we might not be able to practice until Friday or Saturday," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. "It's why they made the rule with more practice squad guys this year. We were made aware of those possibilities. I don't want to say it is what it is, but that's why that plan was put in place, to have guys to be prepared. And why so many people I know in Pittsburgh, and I know down there in Tennessee too, are being diligent and not going out and being reckless and being careful."


Roethlisberger also said he is homeschooling his kids and not having guests over his house so he can stay healthy throughout the season. Ben was not aware of the game being postponed during his interview.


"I'm homeschooling my kids. We're not having guests over at the house. You have to do those things if you want to play games on Sunday. We're preparing to play a game Sunday as we should be and they need to prepare to play the game Sunday; however, they do it."


The Titans facility has been closed until Friday and they will not practice together until at least Saturday. Both teams are undefeated so this could benefit the NFL moving it to a Primetime game on Monday or Tuesday. The Steelers have said they will continue to prepare for the Titans.




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