Despite concluding a 10-day self-quarantine period late Tuesday night, Ravens running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday afternoon.
Ingram and Dobbins were not among the players activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list to the active roster for Wednesday’s game by the 12:30 p.m. deadline. The Ravens activated 10 practice squad players as COVID-19 replacements before the game, including undrafted rookie running back Ty’Son Williams.
Both Ingram and Dobbins returned positive COVID-19 results from tests administered before the team’s home game against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 22.
On Nov. 23, they became the first of 22 players over an eight-day span who were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, made for players who become infected or are exposed to an infected person.
Because of their 10-day timelines, Ingram and Dobbins were not able to travel with the team to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night and would have had to fly Wednesday to play on game day. The Ravens held just two walk-throughs in preparation for the game.
Gus Edwards, who rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown in the teams’ first meeting, a 28-24 Steelers win on Nov. 1, is expected to be the lead back. Justice Hill is also expected to see offensive snaps.