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Two more Browns players test positive for COVID-19


The #Cleveland #Browns continue to deal with COVID-19 issues ahead of #Sunday’s pivotal matchup against the #Pittsburgh #Steelers.

NFL #Network’s #Tom #Pelissero reported #Thursday that linebacker #Malcolm #Smith and tight end #Harrison #Bryant tested positive for COVID-19, per a source informed of the situation.

The club later confirmed there were two positive tests, noting the team will work remotely this morning.

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“The #Cleveland #Browns were informed of two additional positive COVID-19 test results among our players this morning,” the team said in a statement. “The #Browns facility is currently closed while contact tracing is conducted to identify any high-risk close contacts. The team will continue to work remotely this morning while following the NFL-NFLPA intensive protocols as the health and safety of our team, staff and the entire community remains our highest priority.”

#As happened #Wednesday, the #Browns hope to get through contact tracing in time to resume practice #Thursday afternoon.

#Pelissero noted that one of the #Browns players who tested positive was a high-risk close contact with someone outside the building. The latest results mean at least four players — linebacker B.J. #Goodson and safety #Andrew #Sendejo are two others — won’t be available #Sunday against the #Steelers. #Contact tracing and further testing will determine if any others are ruled out, too.

#On the plus side for #Cleveland, the club is hopeful they’ll get back the four receivers (#Jarvis #Landry, #Rashard #Higgins, #Donovan #Peoples-Jones and #KhaDarel #Hodge) who missed last week’s game as close contacts today if practice can resume.

A win #Sunday against division rival #Pittsburgh would get the #Browns to the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

#In the NFC, #New #Orleans #Saints general manager #Mickey #Loomis is away from the team as a precaution due to a high-risk close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, NFL #Network #Insider #Ian #Rapoport reported, per sources informed. #He is working virtually, #Rapoport added.

The #Atlanta #Falcons announced they will conduct business virtually today after one positive COVID-19 test from a member of the team.

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