NFL Cancels Ravens Practice

The NFL canceled the Ravens’ Monday morning practice, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Their game against the Steelers has been postponed twice and it’s far from certain that it’ll actually take place on Tuesday night.

The Ravens haven’t practiced in over a week due to their COVID-19 outbreak and they’re severely shorthanded. Sunday’s round of testing revealed multiple player and staff positives, marking eight straight days of unfortunate results. Wide receiver Willie Snead was among the latest, and star quarterback Lamar Jackson is out of the equation too. It’s worth noting that the Steelers have also had their fair share of COVID-19 issues. Over the weekend, the Steelers learned that they’ll be without special teams coordinator Danny Smith and quarterbacks coach Matt Canada.

Meanwhile, the Ravens players who are available for the game may have a tough time getting to the game. As of this writing, forecasts indicate that Pittsburgh could get up to six inches of snow. A third postponement of the game may prompt the NFL to reschedule the game all the way to a newly created “Week 18” or cancel it entirely.

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  1. phenomenalajs

    Well, if the Broncos performance yesterday without any NFL quarterbacks against a top NFC team was any indication, the game tomorrow night if it goes forward could get ugly.

    • nva84

      Don’t the ravens have Robert Griffen as a backup. Or did he test positive as well?

  2. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    Life Lessons Learned From COVID-19
    Professional Sports (including the NCAA) Edition

    1) Money is more important than people
    2) Playing the games is more important than the quality or integrity of the games

      • Sheep8

        But if protocols were followed, this would not have been a problem. Far bigger penalty to the players and coaches than a fine

        • JJB0811

          That’s a hard argument. Both NCAA and pro sports have had to reschedule a few times over. FSU canned their last 2 games. Did they not follow protocol?

          I do think the NFL is, per usual, inconsistent. Tenn could play with breaking the rules, Baltimore had games shifted back while Steelers players weren’t factored in w/ their results. And Denver had to play with 0 QB’s on the roster. Now that’s absurd.

    • Technically correct

      How did you not know these before COVID-19? They have both been pretty obvious for quite a while.

      • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

        You’re a thousand percent correct… I guess now they’re just so GLARINGLY obvious…

  3. joeyrocafella

    I think it’s irresponsible of the NFL to allow a game to be played with no practice. There is a higher chance of injury to players who normally don’t practice with the first team and are being forced into action due to the outbreak. No team should have to forfeit a game, but the Ravnes broke the protocol and should face a forfeit.

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