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Browns facility re-opens after two positive COVID-19 tests; Week 17 vs. Steelers still on schedule


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#Another week, another shutdown of the #Cleveland #Browns’ facility. #Days after delaying a flight to #New #Jersey for #Week 16’s matchup with the #New #York #Jets, the team announced #Wednesday that it has once again closed its headquarters due to additional COVID-19 cases. #Informed that both a player and staff member tested positive for the virus, the #Browns began contact tracing in advance of #Sunday’s season finale against the #Pittsburgh #Steelers, which remains on the schedule.

The team announced late #Wednesday afternoon that they were cleared to return to the facility after contact tracing had been completed. The #Browns also activated safety #Ronnie #Harrison, who sustained a shoulder injury during the team’s #Week 12 win over the #Jaguars. #Cleveland placed tight end #Harrison #Bryant, safety #Andrew #Sendejo and safety #Karl #Joseph on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week.

#In last #Sunday’s upset loss to the #Jets, #Cleveland was without receivers #Jarvis #Landry, #Rashard #Higgins, #Donovan #Peoples-Jones and #KhaDarel #Hodge and linebackers B.J. #Goodson and #Jacob #Phillips, who were each placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to kickoff. The #Browns are hoping to get those players back before #Sunday’s game.

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#This is far from the first time the #Browns have shuttered their facility due to COVID-19 concerns. #Cleveland has endured several closures, sometimes out of an abundance of caution and other times due to multiple infections, throughout the 2020 season but has yet to have a game rescheduled as a result. #This closure doesn’t figure to affect #Sunday’s game, either, except potentially making the infected player and coach unavailable for the matchup.

#If the #Browns lose #Sunday’s game, they would need either a #Colts loss or a #Titans loss along with wins by the #Ravens and #Dolphins in order to make the playoffs. #If the #Browns make the playoffs, #Cleveland and #Pittsburgh could possibly face each other in the first round of the playoffs. The #Steelers and #Browns have previously met twice in the postseason, with #Pittsburgh winning both contests.





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