The NFL has confirmed the Week 4 game between Tennessee and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Nissan Stadium has been postponed after multiple Titans players tested positive for coronavirus.

On Tuesday, the Titans confirmed three players and five personnel staff had contracted COVID-19, while NFL Network reported another player had tested positive on Wednesday.

An NFL statement read: “The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1pm 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”.

Though the entire NFL preseason slate was scrapped this year, this is the first instance of a regular season game being postponed because of the COVID crisis.