TAMPA, Fla. — The NFL has postponed its first game due to positive coronavirus tests. Sunday's match-up between the Steelers (3-0) and Titans (3-0) will be scheduled for a later date.
The move comes after five Titans players and six staff members tested positive this week.
Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David said it's a reminder that players and coaches still have to do the right things to make sure more games don't get taken off the schedule.
"It’s definitely a reminder of how serious this is and how serious the League is taking this," David said, Thursday via video chat. "Obviously, postponing the game, they’re doing a great job protecting both teams, protecting both football programs and the players that aren’t infected."
The reigning NFC Defensive Player of the Month said he wasn't surprised that the game was postponed.
"We just want to reiterate how serious this is and make sure everybody’s doing what they’re supposed to do when they’re away from football," he said.
The Bucs (2-1) will host the Los Angeles Chargers (1-2) Sunday at 1 p.m. with limited fan attendance.