No Pittsburgh Steelers players tested positive for COVID-19 during their postgame testing protocol, but the team is not out of the woods after potentially being exposed during Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey tested positive for COVID-19 after playing in all 53 defensive snaps for Baltimore in the Steelers 28-24 victory.
The Steelers players will have to be evaluated as potential close contacts of Humphrey through the NFL’s contract tracing protocol.
“This morning, the NFL informed us that a Baltimore Ravens player tested positive for COVID-19,” Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said in a press release. “Our results from Sunday’s testing have all come back negative. We will follow the NFL’s intensive protocols and take precautionary measures at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex to ensure the safety of our players, coaches and staff remain our highest priority.”
Any Steelers player deemed a high-risk close contact will have to quarantine for five days, regardless of whether they test positive or not. Players that have to quarantine will be placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and can be replaced on the active roster, so the Steelers could continue practicing if the number of high risk contacts is small.
Humphrey had four tackles on Sunday. He tackled Eric Ebron once and JuJu-Smith Schuster three times.