Ravens Reportedly Have More Positive COVID-19 Tests Ahead of Steelers Game

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 24, 2020

Large fans don the Baltimore Ravens logo during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Baltimore. The Ravens won 38-6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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The Baltimore Ravens have become aware of additional positive COVID-19 tests on the team ahead of Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.

The Ravens issued a statement announcing that Tuesday's team activities will be held virtually and their media session has been canceled:

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Ravens have had five players and four staffers test positive, adding that "further positives" could mean a postponement of their game Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

The NFL told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network earlier Tuesday that as of now, the status of the game has not changed in the wake of the positive tests.

The Ravens announced Monday they learned of "multiple" positive tests within the organization Sunday night. They played the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Head coach John Harbaugh told reporters Monday that running backs Mark Ingram II and J.K. Dobbins tested positive for COVID-19. He also said team facilities were open again after contact tracing was conducted.

Because Ingram and Dobbins tested positive, both players will be unavailable against the Steelers.

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Defensive tackle Brandon Williams will also be unavailable after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, though it wasn't specified if he tested positive or was a close contact of someone who did.

Per ESPN's Kevin Seifert, anyone identified as a high-risk close contact of someone who tested positive is required to undergo a five-day isolation period.

The Ravens previously placed seven players on the reserve/COVID-19 list Nov. 3, but six of them were activated prior to that week's game against the Indianapolis Colts. The seventh, Marlon Humphrey, was activated Nov. 11.