Last week, a report emerged from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers had closed their facility as a precaution due to several positive COVID-19 tests.
Apparently head coach Mike Tomlin was among them.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport briefs Tomlin Was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is one of the staff members outside the club building.
While any positives are cause for concern, there won’t be the usual number of league-wide events early in the offseason for in-person attendance.
In a typical year, the NFL scouting combine would be held over the next week, but that event was canceled due to the pandemic. While teams can hold virtual meetings and calls with players at the next draft class, only three members of each team can attend a school’s Pro Day to see a prospect up close.
During the season, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski missed the wild-card matchup with the Steelers due to a positive COVID-19 test. Then-Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell did not train in Week 16 due to close contact of a positive COVID-19 test among the coaching staff.