Ravens place six more players on Reserve/COVID-19 List
The Baltimore Ravens outbreak of COVID-19 within the organization claimed six more players Saturday between the active roster, practice squad, and injured reserve.
Outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, offensive tackle/guard D.J. Fluker, defensive tackle Broderick Washington, offensive tackle/guard Will Holden, and cornerbacks Khalil Dorsey and Tavon Young were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, bring the team’s total in the last week to 18 and 20 overall.
Here is the full list of the players Baltimore placed on the reserve list in order of the day they either tested positive or were deemed high risk via contact tracing:
Monday- RB Mark Ingram II, RB J.K. Dobbins, NT Brandon Williams
Tuesday- LB Pernell McPhee
Wednesday- DE Calais Campbell, OL Patrick Mekari, OL Matt Skura
Thursday- QB Lamar Jackson, DE Jihad Ward
Friday- FB Patrick Ricard, DT Justin Madubuike, LS Morgan Cox, G/T Will Holden
Saturday- OLB Jaylon Ferguson, G/T D.J. Fluker, DT Broderick Washington, CB Tavon Young, CB Khalil Dorsey
Ferguson joins veteran Pernell McPhee as the second RUSH linebacker to be placed on the list in the last week which leaves Yannick Ngakoue as the only healthy option left standing on the active roster.
The second-year pro has come on strong as of late in his sophomore season and has made significant strides as both a pass rusher and edge setter against the run.
He has appeared in every game this season, played in 65mpercent of the defensive snaps, and recorded 14 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery, and four quarterback hits.
The loss of Fluker and Holden are significant blows to a Ravens offensive line that was already forced to reshuffle before the outbreak hit and will be forced to do so again now that four of their most versatile pieces are out this week.
Fluker has started four games at right tackle this season, including the last three since All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley was lost for the season and forced Orlando Brown Jr to flip over to take over the blindside duties.
Holden’s name popped up in a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero on Friday as a player suspected of testing positive before it was formally confirmed on Saturday.
He split right tackle duties with Fluker against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday and performed well. He reverted back to the practice squad but could be a candidate to be promoted to the active roster permanently at some point.
Washington joins fellow rookie defensive tackle Justin Madubuike on the reserve list and marked the fifth defensive lineman to be added to it since the outbreak began, leaving veterans Derek Wolfe and Justin Ellis as the only healthy options in the trenches left on the active roster.
Young suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week Two and Dorsey was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury but is expected to return at some point.