Ravens place Jimmy Smith on COVID-19 list

Ravens have five cornerbacks, but only Anthony Averett and Tavon Young have extensive NFL experience.

BALTIMORE – Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has been placed on the reserve list / COVID-19, further decimating the high school of Baltimore hours before Sunday’s game against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Jimmy smith is the third defensive player of the Ravens in testing positive for COVID-19 in the past four days, joining two starters, safety Chuck Clark and cornerback Chris Westry. Baltimore had already lost three starters for the remainder of the season with injuries: cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey (pectoral muscle tear) and Marcus Peters (anterior cruciate ligament tear) and safety DeShon Elliott (bicep tear).

The Ravens They have five cornerbacks on Sunday, but only Anthony Averett and Tavon Young have extensive experience in the NFL. Kevon Seymour, Robert Jackson and Mazzi Wilkins have spent most of the season on the practice team.

It was expected that Baltimore opened with Smith in place of Westry, who had replaced Humphrey last Sunday. It’s possible that Jackson, who was promoted from the practice team Saturday, will start alongside Averett at cornerback.

It will be a great challenge for Baltimore slow down Rodgers, who needs four touchdown passes to overtake Brett Favre (442) for first place on Packers records.

Baltimore now has five players on COVID / reserve list (Smith, Westry, Clark, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and center Trystan Colon) along with 17 players on injured reserve.