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Browns player and staff member test positive for COVID-19

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The Cleveland Browns are working remotely on Wednesday after a participant and employees member every examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

CLEVELAND — Editor’s notice: the story within the video above is from Dec. 27, 2020.

A Cleveland Browns participant and employees member examined optimistic for the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday.

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The Browns are at the moment working remotely whereas conducting contact tracing so as to establish any potential high-risk contacts. Based on head coach Kevin Stefanski, it was a member of Cleveland’s apply squad and training employees who examined optimistic on Wednesday.

The closing of the staff’s facility comes 4 days after the Browns positioned six gamers on the COVID-19 reserve listing forward of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. After initially putting linebacker B.J. Goodson on the COVID-19 listing, contact tracing resulted in vast receivers Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge, in addition to Jacob Phillips, being positioned on the COVID-19 listing as shut contacts.

Based on Stefanski, his staff’s high 4 vast receivers, in addition to Phillips, shall be eligible to rejoin the staff on Thursday ought to they proceed to check destructive for the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the Browns added three extra gamers — safeties Andrew Sendejo and Karl Joseph and tight finish Harrison Bryant — to the COVID-19 listing, bringing Cleveland’s complete of gamers on the listing to 9 earlier than Wednesday’s optimistic checks.

Because of this, the Browns might discover themselves shorthanded heading into Sunday’s regular-season finale towards the Pittsburgh Steelers. With a win, Cleveland would finish the NFL’s longest energetic postseason drought (17 years), whereas a tie or loss would depart the Browns needing assist elsewhere within the NFL so as to clinch a postseason spot.

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