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A complete timeline of Ravens' COVID outbreak

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The Ravens have been dealing with the fallout from their coronavirus outbreak since it was announced Monday morning, and the news is still developing. Their game against the Steelers has already been moved twice, and a number of players - including Lamar Jackson - have been added to the reserve/COVID-19 list in the last five days.

Here's a timeline of everything that has happened this week in Baltimore.

Monday, November 23

Multiple positive tests from Sunday night force Ravens to shut down the facility and move to virtual preparations for Thursday's matchup with the Steelers.

Reports come out that two of the positive tests were JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram, leaving Gus Edwards as the lead running back for the week. Brandon Williams was also a close contact.

Tuesday

Ravens reportedly learn of more positive tests, while the team continues to work virtually. Reports come out that the Steelers game is still on for Thanksgiving.

Pernell McPhee is added to the reserve/COVID-19 list later in the afternoon.

Wednesday

More Ravens players and coaches reportedly bring back positive tests, prompting speculation about Thursday's game.

The highly-anticipated Ravens-Steelers Thanksgiving night matchup is officially postponed to Sunday afternoon.

Both the Ravens and Steelers have players upset with the NFL. The Ravens rip the league for not caring about player safety, while the Steelers are unhappy about having their primetime game moved at the last minute.

 

Three Ravens linemen are added to the reserve/COVID-19 list, including Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura on the offense and Calais Campbell on the defense.

Ravens-Steelers is given a new start time, announced as 1:15 on Sunday afternoon on NBC.

The Ravens announced Wednesday that a staffer was disciplined for his role in the coronavirus outbreak. It is reported that the staffer was a strength and conditioning coach.

Thursday

The Ravens placed defensive end Jihad Ward on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the eighth player added since Monday.

Reports surface Thursday evening that star quarterback and reigning MVP Lamar Jackson tested positive for COVID-19.

More reports come out that Jackson was joined by three other players to test positive from Wednesday's tests.

ESPN reports that head coach John Harbaugh told the Ravens they would be working remotely until next Monday "at the earliest."

Friday

The Ravens-Steelers game was moved once again, this time to Tuesday evening. This also forces the NFL to push back the Ravens' previously scheduled Thursday Night Football game against the Cowboys next week to Monday.

Patrick Ricard, Morgan Cox and Justin Madubuike join Lamar Jackson in being added to the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Later in the day, reports surface that the Steelers added three players of their own, adding another wrinkle to Tuesday's scheduled matchup.

Saturday

The Ravens await more potential positive tests of both players and staff.

Later Saturday, a half dozen more players were added to the reserve/COVID-19 list, including Jaylon Ferguson, offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, defensive tackle Broderick Washington, offensive tackle Will Holden and cornerbacks Khalil Dorsey and Tavon Young (who are both on IR).

Sunday

The Ravens, along with a couple other NFL franchises, are potentially going to face further discipline from the league, according to reports.

The Ravens' travel plans remain in flux, as the team plans to fly to Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning, the day of the game, in two different plans. Adding an additional wrinkle is the forecast calling for snow in Pittsburgh on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Reports of another positive test in Baltimore came out on Sunday, and eventually it was announced that Willie Snead was the latest player to go on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

 

Monday, November 30

The Ravens hoped to have at least one day of practice ahead of the game against the Steelers, but the NFL canceled it at the last minute Monday morning.

Four more players went on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, including Mark Andrews, Matthew Judon and Terrell Bonds. Andrews and Judon were initially reported as potential positive tests over the weekend. At the same time, Jaylon Ferguson, offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, defensive tackle Broderick Washington and cornerback Iman Marshall (who is on IR) were all activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Then, on Monday evening, after reports came out about the Ravens considering not playing Tuesday, Adam Schefter reported that the Ravens-Steelers game would be postponed once more, this time to Wednesday.