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Browns Announce Two New Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

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It’s more bad news for the Cleveland Browns. Today, the team announced two players have tested positive for COVID-19, and the team’s facility in Berea is closed for a second day for contact tracing.

It was closed for a time Wednesday, but the team managed to have practice as they prepare for a Sunday battle with the 12-3 Steelers.

The game is almost a “do or die” for Cleveland. If they lose, they will need help to make it to the postseason as a Wild Card.

The team is hopeful that they can reopen the facility later on Thursday and have a normal practice.

A report from Cleveland.com states that one of the players who tested positive today was already on the reserve list as a contact.

For now, the team is still minus most of their wide out corps, the same group that missed last week’s 23-16 upset loss to the Jets.

If they test negative, they are all expected to be back with the team today, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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