A day after placing three players on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, the Pittsburgh Steelers have more positive tests, including one from running back James Conner, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday.
They are awaiting the results of a re-run test, but Conner is in good health at the moment, the source said.
According to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol, Conner, a cancer survivor, would be out for at least 10 days. That would kick him out for both Tuesday’s game against the Ravens and the following Sunday’s game against Washington. The team will perform the contact tracing to determine Conner’s contacts.
Along with Conner, a trainer also tested positive, sources told Schefter. They’ve had multiple contacts, meaning the Steelers are likely to place more players on the reserve / COVID-19 roster ahead of Tuesday’s rescheduled game against the Ravens, forced to be postponed from Thanksgiving night due to of an epidemic in Baltimore.
Defensive end Stephon Tuitt, defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins were put on the reserve list on Friday, while offensive lineman Kevin Dotson was put on the roster on November 14. .
The Steelers have not trained since Wednesday after coach Mike Tomlin called off training Thursday, Friday and Saturday following changes to their schedule.
At least 16 players between the Ravens and Steelers are on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, with more expected to join.