Before Sunday’s all-important game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns had a positive test for COVID-19 within the coaching staff and the club’s facility was closed on Saturday morning, according to NFL’s Mike Jaravolo.
Garafulo said Sunday’s match was still as scheduled.
Brown issued a statement on Saturday morning:
“Cleveland Browns was informed this morning that a member of their coaching staff has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team will continue virtual meetings as the facility is currently closed while the contact tracing is being conducted. We will consult with medical professionals in the league on appropriate next steps.”
The positive test and facility shutdown comes just one day after the team had not registered any new positive tests after the Thursday that NFL’s Tom Bellisero reported that the full-back Malcolm Smith And the narrow end of Harrison Bryant Tested positive for COVID-19. Cornerback Denzel Ward was also placed on the COVID-19 / Reserve List on Thursday.
Cleveland will play Pittsburgh in Week 17 in search of a victory to clinch a berth in the play-offs.
- Saturday morning Ian Rapoport and Garavolo reported that the infection of Cincinnati Bengals defensive Mike Daniels, who has participated in 11 games this season, has tested positive for the Corona virus. Daniels will miss Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Another Bengals player has shown symptoms and the team is working through close communication protocols. The scheduled team tour has been postponed until later on Saturday as the team continues to trace the contract.
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