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Cleveland Browns To Practice Virtually Wednesday

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The Cleveland Browns hoped that they would be able to re-enter their facility on Wednesday, but that hope has unfortunately gone by the wayside. The team announced that they will be working remotely to start preparations for Sunday’s Wild Card game against Pittsburgh.

“We have to find a way. That’s what our charge is,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday.

The team will have a walk through, however there is no word on whether the team will be able to return to Berea for practice on Thursday or the rest of the week.

“The team, at every corner, has taken on these challenges,” Stefanski said.

Stefanski did say that the team had no additional close contacts from testing, and no other positive COVID-19 tests.

“The guys understand what I’m about. They understand what we’re about,” Stefanski said. “That will continue to be the message.”

Stefasnki was one of the staff members who tested positive on Tuesday, so he won’t be on the sidelines for Sunday night’s game at Heinz Field. He said Wednesday he is unaware of how he contracted the COVID-19 virus.

The coach did say that they have addressed the two players, Jedrick Willis Jr. and Rashard Higgins, who were cited Tuesday for drag racing, and that the situation was handled in-house.

Special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serve as the team’s head coach for the Wild Card game against the Steelers.

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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