Browns will practice on Friday afternoon

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The Browns will be able to practice on Friday.

The team’s facility remained closed on Friday morning as the team waited for the latest round of COVID-19 testing results, but multiple reports say that the team has been cleared to get on the field for the first time this week. The practice is scheduled to take place at 4:30 p.m. ET.

According to reports, assistant offensive coach Scott Peters tested positive. He was already isolated from the team as a high-risk close contact.

Acting head coach Mike Priefer will run the practice. Head coach Kevin Stefanski tested positive on Tuesday, which was the first of three days that the Browns kept their facility closed. They have held virtual walkthroughs the last two days.

Stefanski will not be back for Sunday night’s game in Pittsburgh. Left guard Joel Bitonio, tight end Harrison Bryant, safety Ronnie Harrison, wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, cornerback Kevin Johnson, linebacker Malcolm Smith, and cornerback Denzel Ward remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

UPDATE 2:44 p.m. ET: Safety Jovante Moffatt was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday afternoon. It’s not known if he tested positive or was a close contact of someone who did.

12 responses to “Browns will practice on Friday afternoon

  1. Very doubtful the Browns can win a playoff game if they are not smart enough to figure out the protocols.

  2. I love how Goodell/NFL bent over backwards to move the Ravens/Steeler game 3x’s but won’t consider postponing this game a couple of days. Today will be the first day our QB gets to throw a pass since last Sundays game….get real.

  3. I hope they have as many healthy players as possible and no further issues with Covid. I’m ready to watch a good game between these two teams and want both teams to be as close to full strength as possible.

  4. Ughhh some pretty good players on that list- would like to see some of those guys out there if I was a Browns fan.

  5. The Cleveland Browns was one of the top teams in the NFL at following protocols and having negative COVID-19 tests all season and then at the end of the year the wheels come flying off the wagon. Haven’t they kind of gotten used to this skipping record?

  6. I love how Goodell/NFL bent over backwards to move the Ravens/Steeler game 3x’s but won’t consider postponing this game a couple of days. Today will be the first day our QB gets to throw a pass since last Sundays game….get real.

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    Cry me a river. Denver lost all their qbs and had to start a practice squad wr at QB1.

  7. Browns caused their own COVID issues. No sympathy. Not that they would have won anyway with genius playcalling of 53 passes with 3 WRs off the street and losing to the 1-13 Jets, instead of using their amazing Running Back Nick Chubb

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