Report: James Conner tested positive for COVID-19
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According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Steelers' running back James Conner tested positive for COVID-19. Kinkhabwala reports that Conner is awaiting a second test tomorrow to confirm these results. Contact tracing continues.
Steelers' special teams coach, Danny Smith, also tested positive for COVID-19, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Conner, who is a cancer survivor, is in good health at this time, according to Brooke Pryor of ESPN. Conner will be out for Tuesday night if the game is not postponed for the third time. According to the league protocol, Conner will have to self-isolate for at least 10 days, which means he'll also miss the game against the Washington Football Team on Dec. 6.
Yesterday, the Steelers announced that they've placed defensive end Stephon Tuitt, defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs and offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
It has not been reported whether Tuitt, Buggs, or Hawkins tested positive for COVID-19 or they were in close contact with someone who has the virus.
The Steelers-Ravens game has been postponed for the second time due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Ravens' organization. The game is now scheduled to be played on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
If the Steelers have a COVID-19 outbreak similar to the Ravens, the game on Tuesday night would be postponed again and the NFL will have to consider adding a Week 18 for the game to be played. One Ravens' player -- practice-squad offensive tackle Will Holden -- tested positive in yesterday's round of COVID-19 testing, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.