Browns have one last hurdle before getting final clearance to play

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Pay no attention to those tweets saying clearance already have been given to the Browns to play tonight in Pittsburgh. They are based on the fact that Saturday’s COVID-19 samples sent to an outside lab for testing came back negative.

There’s still one more hurdle to clear before the Browns get the green light. Sunday’s on-site Mesa testing must return no positives. Currently, that testing is happening.

Mesa testing refers to an on-site PCR process that is far superior than the point-of-care antigen tests that the league used earlier this year. Assuming there are no positives, the Browns-Steelers game will proceed.

If there are positives, that opens a new can of worms. Hopefully, that can will remain sealed.