Browns player tests positive for COVID, others sent home as close contacts

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The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t completely over. That much became clear Tuesday when a Browns player tested positive before on-field work Tuesday, Lindsay Jones of TheAthletic.com reports.

The team sent home “several” other players who were determined to be close contacts. Those players were between their first and second doses of vaccines, according to Jones.

Players not fully vaccinated are required by NFL rules to quarantine after exposure.

The Browns had light field work with limited attendance and virtual meetings Tuesday as Phase 3 of the offseason program began.

The NFL is considering relaxing some restrictions for teams once they reach the threshold of 85 percent of vaccinated players. The problem for some teams, including the Bills, is too many players refuse to get the vaccine.

So COVID-19 remains a potential problem for the NFL in 2021.

18 responses to “Browns player tests positive for COVID, others sent home as close contacts

  1. What’s the over/under that a 2nd string RB gets a start at QB for someone this season? (let’s call it the AntiVaxer special)

  2. Bet the new england patriots are 100 percent vaccinated no questions asked after that.

  3. If the covid thing wasnt over then we wouldnt have basically every team in the NFL saying that capacity crowds are coming this year. Its over. People will test positive for it here and there…and whatever. Its May of 2021, not May of 2020.

  4. bigw54 says:
    May 25, 2021 at 5:59 pm
    Bet the new england patriots are 100 percent vaccinated no questions asked after that.
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    Just like the rest of Massachusetts. We don’t give in to conspiracy theories.

  5. Anyone who believes the COVID-19 virus is “over” can’t read, can’t count, can’t hear and can’t see. We need 80% vaccination rate to reach herd immunity. Get vaccinated. Wear a mask.

  6. Don’t need to get vaccinated if you don’t want to. Vaccine guilt trips won’t work anymore than mask guilt trips did. People need to stop, you won’t scare anyone anymore with your crap.

  7. Was the “typhoid Mary ” player vaxxed? The close contacts were between, but what about patient zero?

  8. The team is in charge of setting policy & holding players accountable financially. As a matter of policy; if player does not vaccinate & misses games from exposure, they get docked their game check. If vaccinated, any exposure or missing is fully excused & covered for pay. Same type of policy as injuries outside sanctioned team facilities is not covered.

  9. Told you Browns fan. This year has disaster written all over it. How are these guys just getting vaccinated now. You anti vaxxers are playing Russian Roulette. And all I have to say is if the bullet comes out you deserve it

  10. What a loser. Anyone working in close proximity with one another at this point not taking the vaccine is not only a moron, but a selfish loser.

    LOSER

  11. chawk12thman says:
    May 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm
    The team is in charge of setting policy & holding players accountable financially. As a matter of policy; if player does not vaccinate & misses games from exposure, they get docked their game check. If vaccinated, any exposure or missing is fully excused & covered for pay. Same type of policy as injuries outside sanctioned team facilities is not covered.

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    Exactly. Most states are “at will” states which means

    Kinda funny that right wing concept like that is actually working against right wing nutties who apparently never got their polio and tb vaccines as children.

    The dumbing down of America continues.

  12. These guys are putting bull steroids that they got from questionable sources in their body but won’t take the vaccine. Makes sense. Lord help us.

  13. For all the people who refuse the vaccine, I call it natural selection. You deserve the Darwin Award.

  14. The guys are between jabs, trying to make a team…sheesh. And besides…most of those NFL “positive” tests were false positives. The “risk” is very minimal.

  15. I agree that anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet is putting themselves at risk. Those in close proximity who have been vaccinated should not have been sent home. Trust the science, right? Natural selection will occur, but we’ve gone past the point of having to impact our lives to save others. If you’re scared of being sick, vaccinated or not, you should stay home. The rest of us should be left alone.

  16. Interesting, and somewhat ironic, that players will knowingly take the risk of other life altering injuries (knee and joint injuries, back injuries and head injuries/CTE) but won’t get vaccinated because they aren’t sure (based on nothing more than speculation) what the potential side effects could maybe, possibly be.

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