As the Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game continues to hang in the balance, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin canceled his team’s Friday practice, per multiple reports.
No decision has been made on Sunday’s game and the Steelers continue to wait for more information, but the cancellation of Friday’s practice does not appear to be a good indication that the team expects to play.
The Ravens had four more positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday, which included quarterback Lamar Jackson, bringing the team’s total up to about a dozen positive tests this week. Head coach John Harbaugh reportedly told his players that they would not report to the team’s training facilities until Monday.
The two teams were originally scheduled to play Thanksgiving night but the league rescheduled the game to Sunday, which angered many players on the Steelers, who already had their bye week taken from them due to the Titans’ outbreak earlier this season.
The Ravens’ outbreak was traced back to a strength and conditioning coach who failed to report symptoms and was not following proper protocols. He has since been disciplined.
Fans on social media have wondered if the Ravens would be forced to forfeit the game should they not be able to play on Sunday, however that seems unlikely to happen as both teams would not be paid and forced to forego their game checks for the week.