Another week, another close of Cleveland Browns‘Facility. Days after a flight to New Jersey was delayed for the Sixteenth Week match with New York Jets, the team Announced Wednesday It has closed its headquarters again due to additional COVID-19 cases. After learning that both the player and employee tested positive for the virus, Brown began tracing contact before the end of Sunday’s season against Pittsburgh Steelers, Which is still on the schedule.
The team announced that late on Wednesday afternoon They were allowed to return to the facility After contact tracing is completed. Brown has also activated security Ronnie Harrison, Who suffered a shoulder injury during the team’s 12th week victory over Jaguar. Cleveland put a narrow end Harrison Bryant, safety Andrew Sendigo And safety Carl Joseph On the team / COVID-19 reserve list earlier this week.
In last Sunday’s loss upset for Planes, Cleveland was without receivers Jarvis LandryAnd the Richard HigginsAnd the Donovan People-Jones And the Khedral Hodge Midfielders BJ Goodson and Jacob Phillips, Who were all placed on the / COVID-19 Reserve list before kick-off. Brown hopes to get those players back before Sunday’s game.
This isn’t the first time the Browns have shut down their facilities due to COVID-19 concerns. Cleveland has suffered multiple closures, sometimes out of extreme caution and other times due to multiple infections, throughout the 2020 season but no match has been rescheduled as a result. This closure does not affect Sunday’s game either, except for the possibility of making the injured player and coach unavailable for the match.
If Al-Bunni lost on Sunday, they would need either Ponies Loss or a Titans Loss with wins Crows And the Dolphins In order to conduct the qualifiers. If Browns were to conduct the playoffs, Cleveland and Pittsburgh would likely face each other in the first round of the playoffs. The Steelers and Browns had previously met twice in post-season, with Pittsburgh winning in both competitions.