The Baltimore Ravens placed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, increasing the team’s total this week to four.
McPhee joins nose tackle Brandon Williams and running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins on the list. Ingram and Dobbins were both announced to have tested positive for the virus by head coach John Harbaugh on Monday. Williams was added as a close contact. It’s not clear which category McPhee belongs in, but the Ravens have reportedly had additional positive tests come in on Tuesday. All four players will miss Thursday’s game.
The news comes as the Ravens cancelled practice Tuesday and moved all team activities to virtual amid their growing case count.
Baltimore is still set to visit the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving night, but the game’s status continues be in jeopardy. The NFL attempted to put concerns about the game’s viability to rest Tuesday in a statement, saying there is “no change to the status of the game” as they continue to monitor the developing situation.
The NFL says Thursday night’s #Ravens–#Steelers game is on:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 24, 2020
“We will continue to monitor developments in consultation with our medical experts. Our foremost concern is the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. There’s no change to the status of the game”
McPhee, 31, is in the second season of a second stint with Baltimore. He has made eight starts and has record 25 total tackles and two sacks on the year.