Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner tests positive for COVID-19

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala.

Conner, a cancer survivor, awaits a second test tomorrow to confirm the positive result.

Kinkhabwala also noted that a Steelers assistant coach has also tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Contact tracing will continue within the Steelers organization in the wake of the positive results.

Quarterback coach Matt Canada was later determined to be the assistant who tested positive COVID positive, according to Kinkhabwala. She added that QB Ben Ben Roethlisberger was not deemed a close contact who needs to self isolate, per multiple sources.

The news comes a day after the team placed defensive end Stephon Tuitt, defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins on the reserve/COVID list.

On Friday, amid a string of positive COVID-19 test results for the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers' Week 12 matchup was rescheduled for Tuesday night at 8:00 pm. ET. It was the second rescheduling of the AFC North divisional game this week, which was originally scheduled for Thursday night.

At the moment, Tuesday night's game remains on as scheduled.

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