NFL says Ravens-Steelers game still on despite more positive coronavirus tests

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Ravens-Steelers still on as scheduled after more positive tests originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Thursday’s game between the Ravens and Steelers is still on as scheduled after more positive COVID-19 tests were reported on the Ravens, according to a league spokesperson.

From a report by Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the team has as many as four new positives tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday. On Monday, running back J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list due to positive tests, as was defensive tackle Brandon Williams, though his was due to being identified as a close contact.

“We will continue to monitor developments in consultation with our medical experts,” the league said. “Our foremost concern is the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. There’s no change to the status of the game.”

Positive tests can continue to show up as the week evolves, even five days after exposure, meaning the Ravens are still not out of the woods as it relates to more positive tests.

With Thursday’s kickoff still scheduled, the Ravens will travel to Pittsburgh on Wednesday. But plans are still fluid as the days, and hours, go by.