Forward of Sunday’s matchup with the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns have positioned a number of gamers, together with vast receiver Jarvis Landry, on the COVID-19 record.
CLEVELAND — Because the Cleveland Browns try and clinch their first playoff spot since 2002, they will accomplish that shorthanded. Previous to heading to New Jersey for Sunday’s matchup in opposition to the New York Jets, the Browns introduced that vast receivers Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones, KhaDarel Hodge and linebacker Jacob Phillips will miss the sport after being positioned on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 record.
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The addition of Landry, Higgins, Peoples-Jones, Hodge and Phillips to the COVID-19 record got here hours after the Browns introduced that that they had closed their crew facility and delayed their flight to New Jersey after a participant examined optimistic for the coronavirus. Later within the day, the crew introduced that linebacker B.J. Goodson had been added to the COVID-19 record and that it could proceed to conduct contact tracing with the intention to determine shut contacts.
The NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 record was created for gamers who’ve both examined optimistic for or who’ve been uncovered to the coronavirus. Any participant who assessments optimistic for the virus should stay sidelined for at least 10 days.
With Landry, Higgins, Peoples-Jones and Hodge all out, Marvin Corridor — who the Browns claimed off waivers earlier this month and has but to make his Cleveland debut — would be the solely vast receiver from the crew’s lively roster suiting up on Sunday. Moreover, the Browns have elevated vast receivers Ja’Marcus Bradley and Derrick Willies and linebacker Montrel Meander from the apply squad, with all three gamers eligible to play in opposition to the Jets.
Laying declare to a 10-Four report, Cleveland can finish the NFL’s longest lively postseason drought (17 years) with the next outcomes this weekend:
- Browns beat Jets, Colts lose to Pittsburgh Steelers
- Browns beat Jets, Dolphins lose or tie to Las Vegas Raiders
- Browns beat Jets, Ravens lose or tie to New York Giants
- Browns tie Jets, Dolphins lose to Raiders
- Browns tie Jets, Ravens lose to Giants