The Browns saved their coaching facility closed Thursday amid coronavirus considerations. 

The workforce positioned linebacker Malcolm Smith and cornerback Denzel Ward on its reserve/COVID-19 record; the 2 joined tight finish Harrison Bryant and safeties Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo, who had been positioned on the record Tuesday.

Cleveland determined to proceed preparations for its Sunday conflict vs. the Steelers remotely after two further gamers examined optimistic. ESPN reported that Smith and Ward examined optimistic together with Bryant this week.

“In gentle of at present’s optimistic check outcomes and after consulting with the NFL, we have determined to maintain our facility closed for the day,” the Browns mentioned.

“As we have beforehand said, the well being and wellbeing of our gamers, coaches and employees is our highest precedence and this choice was made with that in thoughts. We’ll proceed our preparation for the Steelers at present remotely and hope to open our facility for follow [Friday].”

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The workforce additionally activated 5 gamers, together with large receiver Jarvis Landry, from the COVID-19 record.

The Browns (10-5) can attain the NFL playoffs for the primary time since 2002 with a win over the Steelers (12-3).