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Steelers-Ravens game still on for Tuesday, despite more Ravens' players testing positive

Updated: Nov 30, 2020


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The Ravens had two more players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Ravens' Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrews, a Type 1 diabetic, has tested positive for the virus, according to Schefter. Starting outside linebacker Matthew Judon is also headed to the reserve/COVID-19 list and will be out for Tuesday night, according to Rapoport. Schefter reported that Judon tested positive as well. The Ravens now have had 20 players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list since Monday.


Yesterday, the Steelers placed running back James Conner on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It was reported earlier on Saturday by Aditi Kinkwabwala of the NFL Network that Conner tested positive for the virus. Kinkhabwala reported that Conner is awaiting a second test on Sunday to confirm these results. Contact tracing continues.


Conner, who is a cancer survivor, is in good health at this time, according to Brooke Pryor of ESPN. Conner also seemed to be in positive spirits when he responded to a get well tweet from Joe Haden on Twitter.


On Friday, 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.


Also, special teams coordinator Danny Smith will not coach on Tuesday due to an illness. Assistant wide receivers coach Blaine Stewart will coach the special teams unit. Quarterbacks coach Matt Canada also will not coach on Tuesday due to an illness.


It was reported yesterday by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Smith tested positive for COVID-19. According to Kinkwabwala, Canada has also tested positive for COVID-19. Kinkwabwala said that multiple sources told her that Ben Roethlisberger was not deemed as a close contact who needs to self-isolate.


According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the NFL says any further positive tests among players or staff within the Ravens' organization would almost certainly be from an outside event in the community unrelated to the original outbreak there. All at-risk close contacts have tested as expected and the team is at the tail of its transmission of Covid-19.


Rapoport says as of right now, the Steelers-Ravens game is still scheduled for Tuesday at 8 p.m.


According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, Ravens' wide receiver Willie Snead IV tested positive today for COVID-19. He is the seventh projected starter on Baltimore's offense to test positive. This is the eighth straight day of at least one positive test for the Ravens.

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