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Ravens to be without starting center and backup center vs. Steelers on Sunday

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In the wake of the Ravens-Steelers postponement comes the announcement of more Baltimore Ravens being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. According to new reports, Matt Skura, Patrick Mekari and Calais Campbell have either tested positive or were considered “high-risk close contacts.”

If these players were only “high-risk close contacts,” them being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list means they must quarantine for five days and test negative on all five days to be considered safe enough to play. They will all miss Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This means the Ravens will now be missing:

  1. Starting running back J.K. Dobbins
  2. Backup running back Mark Ingram II
  3. Starting center Patrick Mekari
  4. Backup center Matt Skura
  5. Starting DE Calais Campbell (if he was set to return from a calf injury)
  6. Third string QB Trace McSorley
  7. Backup pass rusher Pernell McPhee
  8. Starting NT Brandon Williams (if he was set to return from an injury)
  9. CB Iman Marshall (already on injured reserve)

There are also reports of “at least” one coach and “several support staff members” testing positive for COVID-19.

Ultimately, it will be interesting to watch what the Ravens do on Sunday with so many players out.