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UPDATE: 5 Ravens players, one coach and “several support staff members” have tested positive for COVID-19

Ravens facilities shut down again after four more positive COVID-19 tests shut them down temporarily

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Update: 4:15 p.m. ET

The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec reports five players, “at least” one coach and several support staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Brandon Williams also reported as a close contact. The newest player to test positive is OLB Pernell McPhee.

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. ET

Adam Schefter reporting the Ravens have had five players and four staffers test positive for COVID-19 this week.

It’s unclear as to whether or not they’re including Brandon Williams (reported as a “High-Risk, Close Contact yesterday), Iman Marshall and Trace McSorley, or if there are three more players that have tested positive among the reports of up to 4 new positive COVID-19 tests today.

Even so, the NFL is still believing the Ravens and Steelers will play on Thursday.

On Monday, the Baltimore Ravens temporarily closed facilities after learning of four positive COVID-19 tests. Among those who contracted the virus were two players (J.K. Dobbins, Mark Ingram II) and two staffers. Today, less than 24 hours after reopening their facilities, the Ravens once again closed their facilities due to reports of “up to four new positive tests.”

According to reports, at this time there are still no changes or schedule modifications of the Ravens-Steelers game on Thursday.

It’s hard to believe player health safety is truly the foremost concern. Two players have tested positive and there are likely more players going on the Reserve/COVID list later today on the Ravens’ roster. There have not been “high-risk close contact” players named like last time, which is odd given they practice together.

As mentioned in the previous tweet, the Baltimore Ravens will not be offering media availability today as their matchup against the Steelers is less than 72 hours away.