After Baltimore Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey tested positive on Sunday for Covid-19, the franchise has been contact tracing and following the NFL’s intensive protocol.
Statement from the Baltimore Ravens: pic.twitter.com/hTMDU0D2hE— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 2, 2020
Today, reports indicate seven more Ravens were placed on the reserve/Covid-19 list.
- OLB Matt Judon
- OLB Tyus Bowser
- ILB Malik Harrison
- ILB Patrick Queen
- ILB L.J. Fort
- S DeShon Elliott
- CB Terrell Bonds
The good news coming out of Owings Mills, Maryland, is no other member of the Ravens’ organization tested positive on Monday.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the NFL released a memo with more protocols, including a strong recommendation supporting masks or approved face coverings.
“We also note that, in both of these examples, additional players and staff members were designated as ‘High Risk Close Contact’ as a result of unmasked social interactions outside of the facility,” the memorandum states. “ In all of these circumstances, our medical experts have concluded that if masks were worn by players in both examples, the number of individuals that would have been designated as ‘High Risk Close Contacts’ would have been significantly reduced.”
This infers fewer Ravens would be on the Reserve/Covid-19 list right now had they players worn masks on the sideline against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, those placed on the Covid-19 list must isolate for five days away from team facilities and continue testing negative to return. If all goes well, the seven isolated players may return in time to play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, November 8.