- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Ravens are one step closer to playing a thrice-postponed matchup with the Steelers, traveling to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. But Baltimore learned of two additional positive coronavirus cases before departing, according to reports. The game, however, isn’t expected to be impacted.

According to NFL Network, one player and one staff member tested positive. Those two individuals had been identified as potential positives, though, so the NFL was not concerned about further spread.

But Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reported the player had practiced with the team the last two days. Those practices were “socially distanced” walkthroughs, according to Zrebiec.

The two individuals who tested positive were not on the plane with the team, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

The additional cases mean the Ravens have had a player or staff member test positive for 10 straight days. As many as two dozen people have been infected during the Ravens’ outbreak, which has postponed the team’s game against Pittsburgh three times from when it was originally scheduled. Instead of Thanksgiving night, the league pushed the contest to Sunday, then Tuesday and again to Wednesday.

Wednesday’s matchup is still a fluid situation. Dan Graziano of ESPN reported players will receive rapid-result tests before playing Wednesday, and further cases could lead to another postponement. As of Tuesday night, though, the game was still on for Wednesday.

• Andy Kostka can be reached at akostka@washingtontimes.com.

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