Report: Ravens have two more positive coronavirus tests, Steelers game still on

Ethan Cadeaux
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Report: Ravens have two more positive tests, Steelers game still on originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Baltimore Ravens have learned of two more positive coronavirus tests on Tuesday, one player and one staff member, according to multiple reports. The player who tested positive is safety Geno Stone, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley.

Baltimore's Week 12 game Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Steelers is still set to be played, though, with the Ravens traveling to Pittsburgh on Tuesday evening. Kickoff is set for 3:40 p.m.

Baltimore's new positives are people who reportedly were identified already as close contacts to someone who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.

The player who tested positive participated in the team's walkthroughs over the past two days but reportedly maintained a safe distance from the rest of the team, and no close contacts were identified. That player, of course, did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh.

Despite the NFL continuing to move forward with Wednesday's game -- one that has been postponed three times already -- some Ravens players have expressed their concerns over playing with continued positive tests within the organization, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

The possibility still exists for another postponement, as the team is set to undergo rapid-result, point-of-care tests Wednesday before the game, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Earlier on Tuesday, Baltimore activated four players from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Additionally, running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram are expected to be activated on Wednesday and eligible to play in the game versus Pittsburgh.

The Ravens will still be without a bunch of key contributors, including quarterback Lamar Jackson, pass rusher Matt Judon, defensive end Calais Campbell and tight end Mark Andrews, due to the team's outbreak over the past week and a half.