NFL Postpones Ravens-Steelers After COVID-19 Outbreak

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More positive tests from either team could put the plan to play Tuesday in Jeopardy.

Additional positive tests, a group that reportedly includes Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, have forced the Ravens (6-4) to prepare virtually all week.

Last year's NFL MVP is the biggest star to become infected by the virus. The list is reserved for players who either tested positive for the illness or came into close contact with someone who did.

The team had placed linebacker Pernell McPhee, running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins and defensive tackle Brandon Williams on the reserve/COVD-19 list earlier in the week. Because of the outbreak, the Ravens have been conducting team work remotely. The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec reported Thursday that strength and conditioning coach Steve Saunders was the staffer.

The NFL has moved the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens from Sunday to Tuesday, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

National Football League rules require players who receive positive coronavirus tests to isolate for 10 days, meaning Holden and many of his teammates would miss the game Tuesday. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Griffin has made only one start in the past four seasons.

"Protecting the health and safety of each team, in addition to our communities at large, is of utmost importance".



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