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Steelers QB Coach Matt Canada Tests Positive for Covid-19, Roethlisberger Good to Play

Steelers quarterbacks coach Matt Canada tested positive for the coronavirus, NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala reported Saturday.

The Steelers announced that Canada would miss Tuesday’s game against the Ravens with an “illness” but did not specify whether he had COVID-19.

According to Kinkhabwala, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won’t have to isolate after he was deemed to have avoided being a close contact of Canada.

After a week of hearing how the Ravens have no less than 20 players on the covid-19/reserve list, the Steelers have a couple players on the list.

Running back James Conner, defensive linemen Isaiah Buggs and Stephon Tuitt and tackle Jerald Hawkins after all four players were added to the reserve/COVID-19 list this week. Special teams coach Danny Smith is out after reportedly testing positive as well.

The Ravens, meanwhile, have seen 20 positive cases pop up across their roster and coaching staff, putting their upcoming game in jeopardy. Baltimore and Pittsburgh were originally scheduled to square off in primetime on Thanksgiving, but the game was pushed back to Sunday and then Tuesday due to the Ravens’ outbreak.

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Saturday that “at least two more Ravens starters” will be placed on the COVID list by Sunday, though he did not name any players.

Among the announced Ravens’ inactives are expected to be quarterback Lamar Jackson, running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, center Matt Skura and pass rusher Calais Campbell.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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