The Baltimore Ravens placed the names of six other players on the COVID-19 roster, including linebacker Jaylon Ferguson and right tackle DJ Fluker, while the Pittsburgh Steelers listed running back James Conner .
Posted on November 28, 2020 at 5:18 p.m.
Updated at 5:48 p.m.
These maneuvers further thin the formation of the Ravens, already deprived of several elements in anticipation of its duel Tuesday night against the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
Conner has joined three teammates in quarantine, while 20 members of the Ravens are affected. The Ravens only have three defensive linemen left.
Originally, the duel between the two section rivals was to be staged Thursday night, as part of the traditional triple Thanksgiving program in the United States. It had been postponed for the first time to Sunday afternoon due to an outbreak of coronavirus cases among the Ravens.
Defensive lineman Broderick Washington’s name was also placed on the COVID-19 list on Saturday, as was attacking lineman Will Holden.
Two other players, defensive backs Khalil and Tavon Young were already inactive and on the injured list before being added to the group affected by the coronavirus.
Ferguson has appeared in every Ravens game as an outside linebacker and Fluker has been in the team’s last three games as a right tackle.
Several regular Ravens players were already on the COVID-19 roster, including quarterback Lamar Jackson and running backs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins.
In addition, the Ravens added the name of receiver Dez Bryant to their roster of 53 players on Saturday.
Other teams affected
Elsewhere in the NFL, Las Vegas Raiders running backs coach Kirby Wilson will be sidelined for the game in Atlanta on COVID-19 grounds.
Raiders leaders confirmed the news on Saturday. They said senior assistant coach John Morton will serve as Wilson against the Falcons.
Currently, the Raiders have three players on the COVID-19 roster: running back Theo Riddick, tackle Trent Brown and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner.
The Indianapolis Colts will be without running back Jonathan Taylor. He is one of three Colts members who will miss the game against the Tennessee Titans for COVID-19 reasons.
For their part, the Denver Broncos reported no new cases of coronavirus on Saturday and resumed training 24 hours after canceling a training session following positive coronavirus results on two consecutive days. .
Quarterback Jeff Driskel had a positive result Thursday, followed the next day by Deontae Spencer, a kick return specialist. Spencer’s positive test prompted head coach Vic Fangio to cancel training scheduled for Friday even though the NFL had given him the green light.
The Broncos face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The latter will have to do without the Terron Armstead left blocker, also for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic.