Baltimore Ravens news: Two more positive COVID-19 tests

Dec 22, 2019; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens news these days has pretty much everything to do with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Their Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers has now been pushed back three different times. It was slated to kickoff Thanksgiving night, and has since been pushed back until Wednesday.

With the Ravens departing to Pittsburgh Tuesday evening, they got news that two more individuals within the organization have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Baltimore Ravens news: Two more positive COVID-19 tests

It’s not yet known who has tested positive. And it’s important to note that the two individuals were considered high-risk COVID contacts. They had been separated from the rest of the organization and were not on the flight to Pittsburgh Tuesday evening.

Even then, this adds another layer to the entire COVID-related issues around the NFL world right now. With the pandemic spreading across the United States, the league obviously isn’t immune to its growth. This has been more more true than in Baltimore.

Baltimore Ravens news: Current COVID-19 list

Baltimore Ravens news: Lamar Jackson, COVID-19
Dec 8, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs with the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
  • Quarterbacks: Lamar Jackson
  • Running backs: Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins, Patrick Ricard (FB)
  • Wide receiver: Willie Snead
  • Tight end: Mark Andrews
  • Offensive line: Patrick Mekari, Matt Skura, Will Holden
  • Defensive line: Calais Campbell, Justin Madubuike
  • Linebackers: Matthew Judon, Parnell McPhee, Jihad Ward
  • Cornerbacks: Terrell Bonds (IR)
  • Long snapper: Morgan Cox

That’s an absolutely huge list. Robert Griffin III is slated to get the start for an ill Lamar Jackson under center for Baltimore. Meanwhile, Willie Snead, Mark Andrews and Matthew Judon are also going to be sidelined.

The good Baltimore Ravens news here? Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins should be good to go after hitting the reserved list earlier in the week.

Baltimore Ravens news: Impact of playing short-handed

Sitting at 6-4 on the season, Baltimore finds itself in third place in the AFC North. In fact, the team is on the outside looking in when it comes to the AFC Playoff picture with six games remaining.

Being without reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson could be a huge blow as Baltimore attempts to break out of its funk against the undefeated 10-0 Pittsburgh Steelers.