With a roster gutted from the COVID-19 outbreak that postponed their original Thanksgiving game three times, the Ravens added 10 players from their practice squad to finally play their Week 12 game at Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.
Baltimore elevated outside linebackers Aaron Adeoye and Chauncey Rivers, defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, quarterback Tyler Huntley, long snapper Nick Moore, offensive lineman R.J. Prince, running back Ty’Son Williams, and tight ends Sean Culkin, Eric Tomlinson, and Luke Willson as COVID replacements for a roster that entered the game with 40 players on its 53-man roster. All but Willson were set to play in their first game with the Ravens, and seven were preparing to make their NFL debuts.
The Ravens deactivated nose tackle Brandon Williams (ankle) and offensive tackle Jake Rodgers. The latter had just been claimed off waivers last week while Williams will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury sustained early in the Week 10 loss at New England.
Rookie safety Geno Stone was placed on the reserve-COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus on Monday. Meanwhile, the Steelers placed starting center Maurkice Pouncey on their COVID-19 list prior to the game.
Baltimore didn’t activate running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram from the COVID-19 list even though they had concluded their 10-day isolation periods.
Below is the Ravens’ game-day roster for Week 12:
QB: Robert Griffin III, Trace McSorley, Tyler Huntley
RB: Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, Ty’Son Williams
TE: Luke Willson, Sean Culkin, Eric Tomlinson
WR: Marquise Brown, Dez Bryant, Miles Boykin, Devin Duvernay, James Proche
OL: Orlando Brown Jr., Bradley Bozeman, Ben Powers, D.J. Fluker, Tyre Phillips, Ben Bredeson, Trystan Colon-Castillo, R.J. Prince
DL: Derek Wolfe, Justin Ellis, Broderick Washington, Aaron Crawford
ILB: Patrick Queen, L.J. Fort, Malik Harrison, Chris Board, Kristian Welch
OLB: Yannick Ngakoue, Tyus Bowser, Jaylon Ferguson, Aaron Adeoye, Chauncey Rivers
CB: Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith, Tramon Williams, Davontae Harris
S: Chuck Clark, DeShon Elliott, Anthony Levine, Jordan Richards
SPECIALISTS: Justin Tucker, Sam Koch, Nick Moore