The Thanksgiving Night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon due to coronavirus issues with Baltimore.
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The Thanksgiving Night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been postponed to Sunday afternoon due to coronavirus issues with Baltimore.
It is unknown at this time whether the NFL will reschedule the game after the news of more positive tests, or postpone it further.
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Baltimore was left out of linebacker Parnell McPhee on Reserve / Covid-19, with Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins and defensive control Brandon Williams joined. Ravens is also doing team work virtually.
The Ravens said later Wednesday that they had disciplined the strength coach, a member of the staff, for not following league protocol, according to the report.
“We appreciate the NFL’s commitment to working closely with the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers organizations to ensure the well-being of players, coaches and staff,” Ravens said in a statement.
“Protecting the health and safety of each team, in addition to our communities, is very important. We will continue to follow the guidance of the NFL and its medical experts, as we focus on starting the safe safety of Sunday’s game. “
The game – assuming it is played on Sunday – means the Ravens will trade for another in a short week. They are scheduled to play Dallas on Thursday, December 3rd.
No fans are allowed for the game Ravens.
This is not the first time the Steelers have been forced to adjust their schedule due to COVID-19 issues with opponents. His trip to Nashville on 4 ville October to face the Titans turned into an unexpected bye weekend when Tennessee erupted.
The tweak forced the Steelers to play 13 straight weeks to end the regular season. They had hoped for at least a mini-break by playing on Thanksgiving – the franchise’s first home game in Pittsburgh on a holiday – and then taking a weekend off before the home run began.
Instead, they adjust to the fly once again.
Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster was not exactly thrilled with the development.
“The first NFL takes us bye weekend, as the second team can’t get their covid situation together, now for the same reason taking our Thanksgiving primetime game. Shriham, ”he posted on social media.
The silver lining for Smith-Schuster is that it gives him a few more days for the right foot when he tweaked during a freak play in Jacksonville – when he twisted the foot after placing the foot on the penalty flag – to get ready for the Ravens.
Coach Mike Tomley has praised his team’s ability to keep a light on the team’s feet in adapting to the COVID-19 epidemic as part of their success. The Steelers were scared of their own COVID-19 earlier this month when quarterback Ben Rothlisberger and some helpers were forced to self-immolate before facing the Bengals when the tough end was tested positive by Vance McDonald. Rothlisberger played and threw four touchdowns in an easy victory.
Rachel Thalesberger was asked on Tuesday if it was appropriate for Stavers to face the Ravens without being able to practice as a precautionary measure.
“It’s just an unusual year when we have to do what everyone else has to do. We saw the Titans game, bye, early on with all these things, ”he said. “What are you going to do? You have to do what they say and go play ball.”
Also, the Cleveland Brows had practiced in shifts and held players as a precaution when dealing with a new round of COVID-19 issues.
The team temporarily closed its headquarters in Berea, Ohio, after linebacker Sion Takitaki began a positive test on Wednesday. Before revealing Takitaki’s identity, the Brows sought to find out if other players had come up against the second-year linebacker, who returned to the hurdle for a touchdown in Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
As an added safety measure, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski conducted his own offense and defense operations separately inside the team’s indoor field house, which is also used as a waiting room due to the Covid protocol.
It has become the norm in Cleveland.
“We started meetings online and had to change the schedule and do everything on the fly, so this is nothing new for us,” said quarterback Baker Mayfeld. “The next mindset that we want to be, no matter who’s out there, is that we want to be able to go there and run. Whether it’s the secret thing or the injuries that you said, you never want that. But you have to Have to deal with, especially this year. “
Takitaki is the fifth Cleveland player to move up in the cockroach list. That star will miss Sunday’s game in Jacksonville, with defensive end Miles Garrett, who also missed last week’s win against Philadelphia after an illness.
Stefansky provided no specifics about Garrett’s condition, but said it was possible the 24-year-old, with 92 1/2 sacks, could return to the game on Dec. 6 against Tennessee.
Stefansky said fullback Andy Janowicz and defensive end Joe Jackson will also miss this week’s game. Offensive lineman Chris Hubbard has a chance to be active from the COVID list this week, said Stefansky.
This has been a steady, familiar pattern for the Browns, who have had to shut down their headquarters several times over the past few weeks to conduct contact tracing, as the virus continues to plague the NFL and the country.
“These people are adapting, they’ve become flexible,” Stefanski said. (Offensive Coordinator) Coach Van Pellet showed a picture of Stretch Armstrong this morning, and that’s who we are, and that’s what happened. “
Other NFL teams are also working with Covid-19:
– The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without three defensive coaches this week due to COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.
Coach Doug Marron says defensive coordinator Todd Wash, defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich and defensive assistant Dwayne Stokes will not be available against the Browns. Ribrovich missed last week’s game against Pittsburgh due to coronavirus protocols.
Mike Mallory, coordinator of the Maron and support special teams, will run the defense during practice this week.
On Sunday, secondary / safety coach Joe Dana will call the defense and assistant linebackers coach Tony Gilbert will coach the defensive line. Assistant Tyler Wolf will handle Gilbert’s responsibilities from the coaching booth.
– The Cincinnati Bengals have added receiver Dan Tate and offensive lineman BJ Finney to the reserve / COWED-19 list. The team returned cornerback Winston Rose to the practice team from the COVID-19 list. The Bengals host the New York Giants on Sunday.
– Indianapolis Colts have placed Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle Deforest Buckner on the Reserve / Covid-19 list. Buckner will not be able to play Sunday without the best run stuffer to Inder for a start down with a taxi. The loss could be particularly damaging as the Colts face Derrick Henry, the league’s 2019 runners-up champion and this season’s league leader.
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