Ben Roethlisberger, 3 Others Placed on COVID-19 List

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed four more players on the COVID-19 reserve list.

After placing tight end Vance McDonald on the list Monday evening, the team gave starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and three others with the designation.

The other players include offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, running back Jaylen Samuels, and linebacker Vince Williams.

Isolation periods will begin immediately.

All will be isolated for five days and are not permitted in the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex,” the team said in a statement.

“The players will need to pass COVID-19 tests throughout the week before they before they are potentially eligible to play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The players are permitted to take part in virtual meetings.”

There is no word on whether any of the players tested positive for COVID-19 or if they were simply in close contact with someone who has.

Pittsburgh is the only undefeated NFL team remaining in the league this season.

Up next for Pittsburgh is a divisional clash against the rival Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, November 15. Kickoff at Heinz Field is set for 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.

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