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NASHVILLE — Mike Tomlin is continuing as though the whole lot is common.

It for sure isn’t — Tomlin’s Steelers on Sunday are set to stand a Titans workforce that has been struck by way of a COVID-19 outbreak. 3 Tennessee avid gamers — defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, lengthy snapper Beau Brinkley and apply squad tight finish Tommy Hudson — and 5 workforce group of workers examined certain this week, jeopardizing Sunday’s sport at Nissan Stadium.

However Tomlin stated his workforce goes to regulate what it may well.

“We don’t have a large number of definitive solutions,” the Pittsburgh trainer stated all over a information convention Tuesday night. “We’ve been given a mandate to organize as though the sport goes to be performed and performed on time, and in order that is our mentality. We’ve long past about (Tuesday’s) industry from a game-planning viewpoint with that mentality, and we intend to push into the next day with a normal-scheduled Wednesday and our slate of labor for Wednesday.

“We’ve been given a mandate to organize as though the sport goes to be performed and performed on time,” Steelers head trainer Mike Tomlin says. (Photograph: The Related Press)

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“We’ll take it day-to-day.”

Tomlin stated he wasn’t eager about touring to stand a workforce that has had certain coronavirus assessments.

“No, we’re going to agree with the clinical mavens,” Tomlin stated. “In the event that they deem it secure for us to continue, then we’re going to head down there with the intentions of enjoying and enjoying to win.”

ESPN reported one of the crucial NFL’s contingency plans contains transferring the sport to Monday night time to facilitate further checking out and call tracing.

There additionally has been hypothesis about doubtlessly making Week four a bye week for the Titans and having them play the Steelers in Week 7. Pittsburgh is scheduled to talk over with the Ravens that week, however each groups have a bye in Week eight, that means their Week 7 sport might be moved again.

“I’m certain they (the NFL) are considering the chances as they acquire data relative to the present instances,” Tomlin stated. “I haven’t been part of the ones discussions. We’re singularly serious about getting ready to play. That’s the part of the equation that we will be able to regulate as we take a seat right here these days.”

In a similar fashion, Tomlin stated he hasn’t frolicked hanging himself in Mike Vrabel’s footwear. The Titans gained’t be capable of apply in-person till Saturday because the Tennessee workforce facility has been closed and all in-person actions were suspended.

“I haven’t spent a large number of time excited about that,” Tomlin stated. “I’ve were given my very own set of demanding situations. Looking to get ready our crew to take on (Derrick) Henry and so on.”

Succeed in Erik Bacharach at ebacharach@tennessean.com and on Twitter @ErikBacharach.

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