A player on the team the Eagles will face Sunday will miss the game after being placed on the COVID-19 list.
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The Ravens announced starting nose tackle Brandon Williams was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Williams, an eight-year veteran, has 15 tackles so far this season.
The COVID-19 list is a designation placed on a player who has tested positive for the virus or has been in close contact with an infected person.
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero reported WIlliams was in close contact with a person who has a virus, and Williams has not contracted the illness himself. Because Williams was in close contact of the positive person, he must self-isolate for five days.
Williams was not the only player in Sunday’s matchup to miss time after being placed on the list. Eagles starting right guard Matt Pryor was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Like Williams, Pryor had not tested positive for the virus but was in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.
William’s absence is a blow to the Ravens interior defense, as he usually takes up two blockers in the Ravens 3-4 defensive scheme. According to the Ravens depth chart, Justin Ellis is Williams’ backup. Ellis has played in 73 snaps this season and has one tackle.
The trio of Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig, and Jamon Brown will have to make sure Ellis does not push the pocket in and make things difficult for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
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