The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, OL Jerald Hawkins, RB Jaylen Samuels and LB Vince Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list after they were considered “close contacts” with TE Vance McDonald, who tested positive for the virus on Monday. Aside from McDonald, the four other players will be eligible to be removed from the list if they test negative throughout the week.
The AFC North has accounted for 14 of 33 players currently listed on the Week 10 COVID-19 list.
The SEC has postponed Saturday’s football game between Auburn and Mississippi State due to COVID-19 positives. The game is “tentatively scheduled” for Dec. 12.
That’s not all. Texas A&M shut down practice after receiving multiple positive tests, and Alabama-LSU is currently in jeopardy after LSU received multiple positive tests early this week. The game is still scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, and rescheduling may not be an option. LSU has already used their open date and rescheduled a game against Florida for Dec. 12.
There have been 49 college football games impacted by COVID-19 with 11 cancelations, 27 postponements and 11 listed as TBD.