The Cleveland Browns have quickly closed their facility and can follow remotely after two extra members of the group examined optimistic for coronavirus. 

The staff stated in a press release on Wednesday that one participant and one employees member had returned optimistic exams.

The Browns at the moment have 9 gamers on the reserve/COVID-19 listing after shifting safeties Andrew Sendejo and Karl Joseph and tight finish Harrison Bryant off the lively roster on Tuesday. 

“This morning, the Cleveland Browns had been knowledgeable {that a} participant and employees member have examined optimistic for COVID-19,” the staff stated. “The Browns facility is at the moment closed whereas contact tracing is happening to establish any high-risk shut contacts.  

“The staff will proceed to work remotely and observe the NFL-NFLPA intensive protocols because the well being and security of our staff, employees and your entire group is our highest precedence.””

Cleveland’s Week 17 dwelling recreation in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers presently stays on as scheduled for Sunday. The Browns can clinch their first playoff berth since 2002 and finish the NFL’s longest lively postseason drought with a win. 

The Browns additionally might have secured a playoff spot with a victory over the then 1-13 New York Jets final week, however had been handed a 23-16 loss with a number of Cleveland gamers unavailable attributable to optimistic COVID-19 exams or contact tracing. 

Cleveland performed that recreation with out vast receivers Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge, in addition to left deal with Jedrick Wills and beginning linebacker B.J. Goodson. 

The Browns hope to have most of that group again for Sunday’s recreation, though Goodson and Sendejo will miss the competition after each reportedly examined optimistic.