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Sport Ravens WR Willie Snead tests positive for COVID-19 Sunday

04:05  30 november  2020
04:05  30 november  2020 Source:   profootballrumors.com

Vikings OL Dru Samia tests positive for COVID-19

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Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has tested positive for COVID - 19 , as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. The Ravens intend to have their players return to the facility on Sunday night for conditioning, marking their first in-person gathering in days .

The Ravens had another positive COVID - 19 test today, and it was practice squad guard Will Holden. Holden’s test was the only new positive for the Ravens today, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Any time a player tests positive it’s a concern, but the Ravens having only one positive

We learned that Ravens tight end Mark Andrews was the latest member of Baltimore’s organization to test positive for COVID-19 in yesterday’s round, and there apparently were more this morning. There were multiple player/staff positives in Sunday’s round of testing, a source told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. At least one of those positives was receiver Willie Snead, Jamison Hensley of The Athletic tweets. As he notes, Snead is the seventh offensive starter to test positive, and there have now been eight consecutive days with a positive test within the team.

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Florio writes that it’s believed the league will opine these positives are a result of the “tail end” of the outbreak, and that Tuesday’s game against the Steelers is still on for now. Meanwhile the Ravens are planning on convening at their facility tonight in order to condition and then have a walkthrough tomorrow, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports tweets. He notes that all work will be done on outdoor fields and players won’t be allowed inside the locker room.

Broncos DC Ed Donatell back home recovering after COVID-related hospitalization

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The Ravens now have 22 players on the COVID - 19 /reserve list, as Mark Andrews is the latest victim of the team's outbreak, according to reports. Entering Sunday with 20 players already on the COVID - 19 /reserve list due to either positive tests or close contact, the Ravens are expected to add

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Baltimore Ravens had one more player test positive for COVID - 19 on Friday.

Here’s more from the AFC North:

  • While the Ravens have obviously had it worse, the Steelers have also had their fair share of COVID-19 issues as they approach Tuesday night. Pittsburgh will be without both special teams coordinator Danny Smith and quarterbacks coach Matt Canada due to illnesses, Brooke Pryor of ESPN tweets. Canada plays a pretty large role in the offensive game-planning, so that’s a significant loss.
  • Pivoting away from COVID news for a moment, the Steelers have some big question marks to address this offseason. One of those is what to do with running back James Conner, who is set to be a free agent. His production has declined since his breakout 2018 campaign, and he’s also dealt with frequent nagging injuries. With those issues, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic writes that he “can’t imagine” Conner getting brought back on anything more than a one-year, prove-it deal. Kaboly thinks the team is grooming Benny Snell to potentially take over for Conner. The Pittsburgh product recently tested positive for COVID-19 himself, which obviously won’t help with his next contract. He’s shown flashes of being a potential featured back, and it’ll be very interesting to see what the market for him looks like. It’s very possible he’s not back with the Steelers in 2021.

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