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Ravens LB Reportedly Tests Positive 2 Days Before Game vs. Lions

A general view of the Ravens stadium.

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 19: General view of M&T Bank Stadium as the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons play at M&T Bank Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Ravens received some concerning news on Friday morning.

According to multiple reports, third-year linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has tested positive for COVID-19 just two days before the team's Week 3 matchup against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

The Ravens are currently undergoing contact tracing to determine whether any other players will be forced to miss time.

Ferguson, a third-round draft pick for Baltimore back in 2019, logged 61 tackles and 4.5 sacks through his first two seasons with the team. Through two games this year, he has just two combined tackles.

This is far from the only concern for the Ravens heading into Sunday's game. Safety DeShon Elliott (concussion), offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle), defensive end Derek Wolfe (hip/back) and wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown (ankle) all notched DNPs for Thursday's practice.

Lamar Jackson also missed practice with a non-COVID illness, but should be good to go on Sunday.

Fresh off a massive win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Ravens will look to overcome this adversity and extend their record to 2-1 against a struggling Lions squad.