The NFL has announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans will not play their game during Week 4 after two additional positive COVID-19.

Four players initially tested positive on the Titans and a fifth player tested positive on Thursday.

"The decision to postpone the game was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel," the NFL said in its statement. "The Titans facility will remain closed and the team will continue to have no in-person activities until further notice."

Mike Vrabel said Thursday that his players "were somewhat shocked" at the news they wouldn't be playing this week.

"They wanted to play; they were preparing to play. But I think that they understood and realized why the decision was made," he said. "I think that they'll handle this like they do everything else; they'll handle it with professionalism, with understanding and a compassion towards not only ourselves and those people that have been affected, but also Pittsburgh, the Steelers -- they were preparing for a game and now will have their schedule changed as well."