Richmond Times-Dispatch

Unidentifi­ed Ravens player tests positive


BALTIMORE — A Ravens player has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Thursday.

The player, whom the team did not identify, immediatel­y began to self-quarantine. Under NFL protocols, he must isolate for no fewer than five days, which means he would miss Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

The Ravens, who have re-entered the NFL’s intensive protocol, said there were no high-risk close contacts with teammates or staff members. They learned of the positive test Thursday morning.

playing on Sunday, and it has nothing to do with Joe Judge’s wrath.

The wide receiver injured his knee late in practice at MetLife Stadium and was listed as limited on the team’s injury report. He spent the period after the workout being evaluated by team trainers. While early indication­s suggested it was not a serious injury and he simply banged the knee during a drill, Tate was scheduled to undergo an MRI and other tests as precaution­s.

Given how close it occurred to the game — and the promising performanc­e of rookie Austin Mack in last week’s game when Tate was benched — it will at the very least bear monitoring.

The injury comes during a week when Tate returned to his former role in the offense after spending last week demoted to

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