The NFL is again postponing the game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers because of further positive coronavirus tests among the Titans, moving it back to later in the season. Two more members of the Titans organization, including one player, tested positive in the results returned Thursday from testing done Wednesday, according to the NFL. That brought the total number of positive tests for the Titans this week to 11, including five players and six other members of the organization.
Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans has been postponed to either Monday or Tuesday. The NFL said in a statement Wednesday that a new game date and time will be announced as soon as possible, adding that the postponement will “allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel.”
Rooney took over operation of the NFL’s Pittsburg team in the 1960s from his father, Art, who founded the franchise. From there, Dan Rooney oversaw NFL championships for a team that had never even played in a league title game. Over the decades he became one of the most powerful and innovative forces within the game, developing the Rooney Rule under which NFL teams are required to interview minority candidates for coaching and front-office positions. He was a key figure in labor negotiations and league expansion.