The Ravens on Friday placed third-string quarterback Trace McSorley on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The designation is for players who either test positive for the coronavirus or have been exposed to someone who tested positive. McSorley missed practice Thursday for a non-injury-related reason, according to the team’s injury report. He was not seen at the open portion of Friday’s practice, and was not listed on the injury report.
When asked Friday about McSorley’s absence, coach John Harbaugh declined to comment and said McSorley was not at practice for a non-injury-related reason. McSorley, who has not played this season, will not be available for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
The Ravens have not announced a positive test, and it’s unclear whether McSorley had any high-risk close contacts with team members. If so, they would be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and have to self-quarantine for a minimum of five days.
If a player tests positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, he can return after 10 days have passed since the initial positive test. Or he can return after five days have passed since the initial positive test and receives two straight negative PCR virus tests at least 24 hours apart. If a player is symptomatic, he can return after at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and at least 72 hours have passed since he last experienced symptoms.
McSorley is the 11th Raven to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list since the beginning of the regular season. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams was placed on the list one day before the team’s Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams did not test positive for the coronavirus but had exposure to an infected person.
Cornerback Marlon Humphrey was sidelined after testing positive before a Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Seven players deemed to be high-risk close contacts were also placed on the list but were moved to the active roster after completing a mandatory five-day self-quarantine. Humphrey had to miss the Ravens’ Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts but returned for Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots.
Cornerback Iman Marshall, who was on injured reserve with a knee-injury, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was subsequently placed on the reserve list.
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