The Tuesday matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to be in jeopardy yet again. According to reports, the league has decided to cancel Baltimore’s Monday morning practice, presumably because of the coronavirus outbreak within the organization.
These reports comes via Albert Breer of The MMQB and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com:
There is the potential for later practice today once tests results come back in. Players can go to the facility and work out but not practice together. Stay tuned. Always in flux. https://t.co/zLywT1KBmm
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 30, 2020
What was supposed to be a primetime Thanksgiving battle between the undefeated Steelers and a Ravens side that have suffered three defeats in their last four outings (including a Week 8 loss against Pittsburgh), has now been postponed several times, as both teams deal with an influx of positive coronavirus tests within their respective squads. As of writing, there have been no reports of another postponement, so as it is, the Steelers will still be hosting the Ravens on Tuesday.
Ravens superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson was just one of the players that returned a positive result for Baltimore, and is not going to be suiting up for his side against the Steelers. On Saturday, running back James Conner, who himself is a cancer survivor, also tested positive, and will likewise be sidelined for the Ravens.
It is worth noting that the league has yet to cancel a single game on its schedule through the first 12 weeks of the season. There have been several postponements, but no game has been scratched completely. According to a separate report by Mollie Walker of Fox Sports, however, the NFL is now already “discussing a course of action should the Steelers-Ravens game be cancelled.”