In line with middle JC Tretter, the Cleveland Browns facility is more likely to stay closed on Wednesday for COVID-19 contact tracing.
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With their first playoff recreation in 18 years looming, it seems the Cleveland Browns must wait a minimum of one other day to get again on the follow area.
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Showing on an NFLPA Zoom name on Tuesday, Browns middle and NFLPA President JC Tretter mentioned he anticipated the crew’s facility to stay closed on Wednesday because it continues to conduct coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing.
“Now we have extra work to do tracing and determining the place the virus is coming from and easy methods to transfer ahead,” Tretter mentioned in line with CBS Sports activities’ Jonathan Jones. “We do not have all these solutions but. It’s nonetheless pretty early within the day.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the Browns introduced that head coach Kevin Stefanski, in addition to two different coaches, and two gamers had examined optimistic for the coronavirus and can miss this weekend’s Wild Card spherical recreation towards the Pittsburgh Steelers. Stefanski, the 2 assistant coaches and the 2 gamers — reported to be guard Joel Bitonio and broad receiver KhaDarel Hodge — will miss this Sunday’s Wild Card spherical matchup towards the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With the Browns unlikely to follow on Wednesday, this marks the second consecutive week that Cleveland may have misplaced taking part in time because of COVID-19. Getting into final weekend’s playoff-clinching 24-22 victory over the Steelers, the Browns had positioned six gamers on the league’s reserve/COVID-19 listing, together with star cornerback Denzel Ward.
It stays unknown whether or not Ward or any of the opposite gamers who missed Sunday’s win can be out there to play towards Pittsburgh this weekend.