BALTIMORE, Md. — It is all systems go for the Ravens and Steelers to finally kickoff. Nothing changed regarding the Ravens plans for Tuesday - a walk-through then travel to snowy Pittsburgh.
The game will kick at 3:40pm Wednesday. It will be the first Wednesday NFL game in the Super Bowl era not originally scheduled for a Wednesday.
As for the latest with the Ravens' COVID-19 outbreak, they did not add any new players to their reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Four players came off the list: Brandon Williams, Trace McSorley, Tavon Young and Khalil Dorsey. Young and Dorsey go back on injured reserve. That leaves 16 players on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. They had as many as 23 on that list at one point.
The Ravens held a walk-through on Tuesday before their trip to the Steel City. This was after they said they held a safely distanced walk-through and conditioning session at their team facility on Monday night. Players arrived already prepared to work out on the field, not entering the locker room or training room.
They still haven’t held a full practice since before their game against the Titans. That contest was on November 22. A day later we found out Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins tested positive for COVID-19. With the Steelers game postponed three times to Wednesday, both top running backs will be able to suit up, providing they produce a negative test result. Their last day of isolation is Tuesday.
According to NFL Network the plan for Ingram and Dobbins is to fly to Pittsburgh on Wednesday where they will meet their teammates. Many of those teammates will be backups and practice squad players. Of course Lamar Jackson will not be one of them. The Ravens starting quarterback and reigning NFL MVP will miss the game because of COVID. Robert Griffin III will start at quarterback.