Last week, a report emerged from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers had closed their facility out of caution due to several positive COVID-19 tests.
Apparently head coach Mike Tomlin was among them.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Tomlin was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is one of the staff members away from the club’s building.
While any positive is a 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 coming up over the next week, but that event has been canceled due to the pandemic. While teams may conduct virtual meetings and calls with players in the upcoming draft class, only three members of each team may attend a school’s Pro Day to get an up-close look at a prospect.
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 coach in Week 16 due to being a close contact of a positive COVID-19 test among the coaching staff.