Virus hits Ravens again
Ingram, Dobbins test positive, go on COVID-19 list
The Baltimore Ravens experienced another outbreak of COVID-19 on Monday, providing an additional burden for a team that’s trending downward following a 5-1 start.
Coach John Harbaugh
said running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins
have tested positive for COVID-19, and injured defensive tackle Brandon Williams will be placed in quarantine for five days.
All three were placed on the reserve/COVID19 list.
With Ingram and Dobbins out for Thursday night’s game at Pittsburgh, seldom-used Justice Hill will join Gus Edwards in the Baltimore backfield. Dobbins ran for 70 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and Ingram gained 2 yards on two attempts Sunday in a 30-24 overtime loss to Tennessee.
The Ravens (6-4) reopened their training facility Monday afternoon after being closed earlier in the day. This is the second time the Ravens have been affected by the coronavirus, though Harbaugh insisted that the players and the staff followed protocol before and during the game against the Titans.
The Ravens are expected to sign former Jets cornerback PierreDesir
after he completes the league-mandated COVID19 testing protocol.
Seattle puts TEOlsen on injured reserve
The Seattle Seahawks placed veteran tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve after he suffered a torn plantar fascia in his left foot in Seattle’s game against Arizona.
Seattle elevated defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the active roster to take Olsen’s spot.
Olsen was injured in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s 28-21 win over the Cardinals on Thursday. It was a noncontact injury, and Olsen went down immediately.
Coach Pete Carroll said after the game that the typical recovery time is four to six weeks, meaning there is a chance Olsen could return for the postseason should the Seahawks get there.
Seattle also placed Bo Scarbrough and Stephen Sullivan on injured reserve. Scarbrough had 31 yards rushing on six carries against the Cardinals, but was injured in the fourth quarter after being tackled awkwardly. Sullivan, a rookie, has played sparingly this season after making the switch from tight end to defensive end.
Inflamed heart ends year for Bills’ Sweeney
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed
with an inflamed heart, which is considered a COVID-19 aftereffect.
Coach Sean McDermott (William & Mary) provided the update on Monday as the Bills (7-3) returned from their bye week to prepare to host the Los Angeles Chargers (3-7) this weekend. McDermott said a team doctor discovered Sweeney had myocarditis during an examination to determine whether he could resume practicing.
The second-year player has been sidelined by a foot injury since the team opened training camp in July, and began the season on the physicallyunable-to-perform list. Sweeney was then placed on the team’s COVID-19 list on Oct. 24.
Virus sidelines Garrett for second game
CLEVELAND— The Cleveland Browns not only managed without star Myles Garrett for one game, they won.
They’ll have to try to do it again.
The dynamic end will miss this week’s game against Jacksonville as he continues to recover from the COVID-19 virus. Garrett tested positive last Friday and sat out Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
He’ll remain on the COVID list this week and won’t play against the Jaguars (1-9).
Coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide any details on Garrett’s condition Monday other than saying the team is adhering to the protocols put in place by the league and players’ union on the virus.
Safety Ronnie Harrison appears to have dodged a serious injury after being hurt early in Sunday’s game. An MRI revealed only a bruise, and Stefanski indicated Harrison has a chance of playing at Jacksonville.
Mahomes’ TDpass to Kelce lifts Chiefs
LAS VEGAS— Even after Jason Witten‘ s touchdown put the Las Vegas Raiders ahead with 1:43 to play, the mood on the Kansas City Chiefs’ sideline was calm.
Not much can stop the Super Bowl champs lately. Not when they have the quarterback who makes everything go. “We’ve got Patrick Ma
said. “I’m not worried about anything.”
Mahomes threw a 22yard touchdown pass to TravisKelce with 28 seconds to play, and the Chiefs avenged their only loss in the last 12 months with a 35-31 victory over the Raiders on Sunday night.
Mahomes passed for 348 yards and led two goahead scoring drives in the frantic fourth quarter for the Chiefs (9-1), who split their season series with Las Vegas (6-4). Kansas City also took firm control of the race for its fifth straight AFC West title with an assertive comeback in its closest rivals’ home building.
“I’d take him over everybody,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Mahomes.
Kelce caught eight passes for 127 yards.