The Browns stored their coaching facility closed Thursday amid coronavirus considerations.
The workforce placed linebacker Malcolm Smith and cornerback Denzel Ward on its reserve/COVID-19 list; the 2 joined tight finish Harrison Bryant and safeties Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo, who had been positioned on the checklist Tuesday.
Cleveland determined to proceed preparations for its Sunday conflict vs. the Steelers remotely after two further gamers examined constructive. ESPN reported that Smith and Ward examined constructive together with Bryant this week.
“In mild of right this moment’s constructive check outcomes and after consulting with the NFL, we have determined to maintain our facility closed for the day,” the Browns stated.
“As we have beforehand acknowledged, the well being and wellbeing of our gamers, coaches and workers is our highest precedence and this resolution was made with that in thoughts. We’ll proceed our preparation for the Steelers right this moment remotely and hope to open our facility for observe [Friday].”
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The workforce additionally activated 5 gamers, together with huge receiver Jarvis Landry, from the COVID-19 checklist.
The Browns (10-5) can attain the NFL playoffs for the primary time since 2002 with a win over the Steelers (12-3).