COVID-19 outbreak pushes Steelers-Ravens to next Tuesday

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The Baltimore Ravens had two more players test positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, making it seven straight days with at least one positive test for the franchise, according to ESPN.

The AFC North matchup, which was originally scheduled to be played Thanksgiving Day, was moved to Sunday before being pushed again to Tuesday.

Bryant, 32, was a big part of the game plan for the Ravens in their 30-24 loss to the Tennessee Titans last weekend.

Under NFL safety protocols, contact tracing will continue within the Steelers organization. We're comfortable with our level of preparedness from a planning standpoint.

No Ravens coach, player or executive has spoken publicly since Monday, but coach John Harbaugh released a statement through the team Friday. The Ravens placed tight end Mark Andrews and linebacker Matthew Judon on the reserve/covid-19 list Sunday, giving them an alarming 22 players affected in some fashion by the spread of the virus.

(Nov. 25): The Steelers and Ravens will play on a national broadcast at 1:15 p.m. Sunday on NBC, the NFL announced.

There would be no teams with a bye in the first round, where the pairings would be 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5 in each conference.

If the latest test returns even just one positive test for a player, they will be down to 49 players on the roster (including the practice squad) with two players on the exempt list.

On Friday the team placed defensive end Stephon Tuitt, defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs, and offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. This is already the second time the Steelers have had their schedule changed. That would keep them out of Thursday night's game. Pittsburgh remains the league's only undefeated team at 10-0, with their stingy defense leading the NFL in points allowed per game, sacks, and takeaways.

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