BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens have placed four players on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday’s away game against the Detroit Lions.
In a tweet Friday, the franchise announced nose tackle Brandon Williams, defensive tackle Justin Madubuike and linebackers Justin Houston and Jaylon Ferguson were placed on the list, which is reserved for players who have tested positive or had close contact with someone who has.READ MORE: 'He Made That Type Of Impact': Morgan State Remembers Barry Ransom, Student Killed In Towson Monday
The disclosure comes in the wake of multiple reports that there was at least one positive test among players on the team’s 53-man roster. The Athletic was first to report the positive test Friday morning, saying the team was performing contact tracing to identify cases of close contact.
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We have placed Brandon Williams, Justin Madubuike, Justin Houston and Jaylon Ferguson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 24, 2021
Citing anonymous sources, ESPN beat reporter Jamison Hensley later reported the affected player was Ferguson. WJZ has not independently verified that report.MORE NEWS: When Will Life Return To 'Normal' After A Global Pandemic?
It’s unclear which or how many players tested positive. Typically, it’s up to players to self-identify after a positive test result.
Per sources, the Ravens this morning learned of at least one positive COVID-19 test involving a 53-man roster player. Contact tracing ongoing to determine potential close contacts.
The Athletic's policy is to not disclose name of player who tests positive unless team/player does
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) September 24, 2021
Ravens OLB Jaylon Ferguson tested positive for COVID-19, per source https://t.co/PwwdTQ63QO
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 24, 2021