Browns put Denzel Ward on COVID-19 list

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It looks like the Browns will be without cornerback Denzel Ward for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

The team announced on Thursday that they have placed Ward on the reserve/COVID-19 list. They also announced that linebacker Malcolm Smith has been placed on the list.

A report on Thursday indicated Smith and tight end Harrison Bryant were the two players who tested positive and led to the closure of the team’s facility. Bryant was already on the reserve list due to a high-risk close contact earlier this week.

It was the second straight day that the Browns closed the facility. They reopened for practice on Wednesday afternoon, but will stay closed all of this week.

The Browns also formally announced that wide receivers Rashard Higgins, KhaDarel Hodge, Jarvis Landry, and Donovan Peoples-Jones; and linebacker Jacob Phillips have been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list.

13 responses to “Browns put Denzel Ward on COVID-19 list

  1. At the end of the day you have probably well over 100 people on each team who are going to have to be around one another, and you probably have less than 10 knuckleheads per team that are making it bad for everyone else (and Im not saying Ward is to blame….but someone is).

  2. These last two weeks have been an absolute gut punch to the Browns fan base. Hoping they find a way to get a W on Sunday. GO BROWNS!

  3. Really unfair to Browns, to make them play without practicing. Also some of there better players may have too sit out.

    I guess if your Baltimore , you get a pass.

    Hopefully they beat Steelers, and move onto the playoffs.

  4. Lol the Browns have no luck at all. Downside they can’t beat pittsburgh upside 10-6 isn’t bad for the them, a 4-44 team over 3 years. In 2020 it’s about who has enough players to play and win. It’s unfortunate for the Browns that covid caught up with them at this time of the season.

  5. If the browns can get through this and win, other teams may end up dealing with this in the playoffs while the Browns (and Ravens, if they make it) have already gone though it. May be a blessing it happens now rather than in 10 or so days. Sucks for all teams that they have to deal with it.

  6. rowdymon says:
    December 31, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    If the browns can get through this and win, other teams may end up dealing with this in the playoffs while the Browns (and Ravens, if they make it) have already gone though it. May be a blessing it happens now rather than in 10 or so days. Sucks for all teams that they have to deal with it.
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    Umm, this isn’t a once-a-season thing. Just because a team had an outbreak in week 4 or 10 or 17 doesn’t mean they can’t have it during the playoffs. The same players probably won’t be involved but it could be your QB room one time and your entire D line the next.

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