On Saturday, the Steelers returned two positive COVID-19 tests — one from starting RB James Conner and the other from a coach. This comes a day after three other players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list: Stephon Tuitt, Isaiah Buggs, and Jerald Hawkins.
In total, this marks five total positive tests in two days and more Pittsburgh players could be placed on the reserve list, too, as there are reportedly multiple contacts.
RB James Conner, a cancer survivor, tested positive, per @AdamSchefter, as @AKinkhabwala reported. He’s in good health and feels fine.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 28, 2020
He has to isolate for at least 10 days, per league protocol, making him out against both Ravens and WFThttps://t.co/kGShUv3gsp
The news comes amidst the larger COVID-19 outbreak within the Ravens organization, which saw them return positive tests for five straight days and place over 12 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list — including starting QB Lamar Jackson. The spread in Baltimore forced the NFL to reschedule the Week 12 matchup between the Ravens and Steelers twice.
Originally scheduled to be played on Thanksgiving night, the game was postponed until Sunday afternoon. However, after additional positive tests on Friday, the NFL pushed the game back to Tuesday night.
With the Steelers now experiencing a bit of issues of their own, it’s possible that the game will once again be in jeopardy. The next 24-48 hours will be crucial in determining whether or not Tuesday night’s contest will be played as scheduled.
Stay tuned for further updates and information as the situation develops.