The positive test results were received after Baltimore’s 30-24 defeat to Tennessee on Sunday; NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo says running backs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list
Last Updated: 23/11/20 9:40pm
The Baltimore Ravens closed their team facility on Monday following multiple positive coronavirus tests within the organisation.
In a team statement, the Ravens said they learned of the positive tests late on Sunday night and those individuals immediately began to self-quarantine.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, running backs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins were among the players to test positive and will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list later on Monday.
The Ravens statement read: “We have started the process of contact tracing, and during this time, the Under Armour Performance Center will be closed, with all team activities conducted virtually.
“We will continue to work closely with and follow guidance from the NFL, team doctors and our medical trainers.”
The Ravens (6-4) have a short week of practice following Sunday’s 30-24 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Next up on Thursday is their scheduled trip to the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) on Thanksgiving night.
The NFL is placing all teams in intensive protocol from Saturday to mitigate the risk of coronavirus as the number of cases rises around the country.
Included in the new rules is the mandatory use of masks at all times at team facilities, including during practice and in weight rooms, while meetings must be held either virtually or in the largest indoor space with approval by the league.
All meals have to be made available for grab-and-go to avoid players and staff congregating in cafeterias, and time spent in the locker room also has to be limited.
Clubs operating under the intensive protocols have reduced close contacts by more than 50 per cent since the fifth week of the regular season, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press that was sent from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to teams on Wednesday.
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