With the Baltimore Ravens in the middle of a COVID-19 outbreak, the NFL has officially rescheduled their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Instead of playing on Thursday night (Thanksgiving), the league has moved the Ravens vs. Steelers game to Sunday, though a specific time has yet to be set.
Baltimore has placed four players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list since Monday and is expected to have a few more players and staff members join today with more positive tests. While the NFL has allowed teams to play games after players and staff members have tested positive for the virus, the Ravens’ situation seems to still be ongoing.
Baltimore currently has six players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list as of this morning with more expected to be added by this afternoon’s transaction report.
While the players who tested positive still won’t be available for this game, postponing allows the team and league to mitigate the spread any further for the time being. That means they’ll be able to see just how extensive the outbreak is and better plan to ensure there’s no further spread within the team or to Pittsburgh’s roster and staff.