Steelers' James Conner tests postive for COVID


UPDATE 2 (1:53 p.m.) — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac has reported that the staff member that tested positive for the Steelers was special teams coach Danny Smith.

UPDATE (12:53 p.m.) — Aditi Kinkhabwala reported that James Conner was the player to have tested positive.

Conner will get a second test to confirm, and contact tracing is still underway.

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) — After placing three players on the Reserve/COVID list on Friday, the Steelers have had two more positive cases to add to the equation.

On Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported two positive COVID cases for the Steelers, one player and one coach.

There were also multiple contacts between the coach and the player.

The Steelers-Ravens game was already in dire straits after being delayed twice.

The most recent rescheduling pushed the game to Tuesday, but now positive cases on both teams could result in the creation of a jury-rigged Week 18 to clean up spillover games.

At this point, that’s looking like one of the better options for a game that has already been through the wringer.

With consideration for the Steelers' newest positives, the outcome of their Week 12 game against the Ravens is now in flux.

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