Between Nov. 23 and Dec. 2, the Ravens saw 22 players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which is for players who tested positive or are deemed to be a close contact.
Baltimore's Week 12 clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers was postponed three times. The teams finally met Dec. 2 in Pittsburgh, with the Steelers earning a 19-14 victory. Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram II, J.K. Dobbins, Mark Andrews, Matthew Judon and Pernell McPhee were among the notable absences.
Ravens team president Dick Cass said Dec. 5 medical personnel had discovered at least four separate COVID-19 strains within the organization. Three were contained, but a fourth proved to be "highly contagious."
Cass also alluded to violations of the NFL's COVID-19 protocols when he said "not everyone at the Ravens followed the protocol thoroughly."
The Ravens previously announced in November they were disciplining a staffer in connection to the outbreak.