Browns place eight on COVID-19 lists, including Jarvis Landry and Wyatt Teller

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The Browns have a COVID-19 crisis.

Playing on Saturday against the Raiders, Cleveland placed eight players on its COVID-19 lists on Tuesday, including four offensive starters. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, all eight tested positive for the virus.

Receiver Jarvis Landry, guard Wyatt Teller, tackle Jedrick Wills, tight end Austin Hooper, edge rusher Takk McKinley, and guard Drew Forbes have all been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Forbes was previously on injured reserve.

Receiver/return specialist JoJo Natson and tight end Ross Travis have been placed on the practice squad/COVID-19 list.

With so many players testing positive, the Browns have been placed into the NFL’s enhanced COVID-19 protocols, which include virtual meetings and mask mandates for all inside the team’s facility.

The Browns are no stranger to having to work under poor COVID-19 conditions. Last season, the team’s top four receivers were placed on the COVID-19 list just before the Week 16 contest with the Jets — a matchup the Browns ended up losing. Then head coach Kevin Stefanski tested positive and had to miss the team’s playoff victory over the Steelers in the Wild Card round.

Cleveland is currently 7-6 and on the outside looking in as the No. 8 seed in the AFC.

18 responses to “Browns place eight on COVID-19 lists, including Jarvis Landry and Wyatt Teller

  1. Why does the NFL insist on continual testing of vaccinated, boosted, asymptomatic players? This happened last year, and the Browns lost to the JETS. I expect a big loss now for the Browns because 2 years into a pandemic, the NFL still doesn’t get how this all works. It only leads to the masses speculating that the NFL is rigged.

  2. This is going to get ugly. The pandemic is not over as much as all of us would like it to be. The Vaccine is not stopping contraction and spread of the Virus. Here comes the Winter surge.

  3. If the NFL took responsibility to test and enforce cognitive decline from impacts as much as COVID, maybe there would be significant progress in concussions safety. But COVID is much “scarier” and “deadly”.

  4. “Why does the NFL insist on continual testing of vaccinated, boosted, asymptomatic players? This happened last year, and the Browns lost to the JETS. I expect a big loss now for the Browns because 2 years into a pandemic, the NFL still doesn’t get how this all works. It only leads to the masses speculating that the NFL is rigged.”

    Are you suggesting that vaccinated players who test positive be allowed to play?

  5. BayAreaBrownsBacker says:
    December 14, 2021 at 1:43 pm
    Why does the NFL insist on continual testing of vaccinated, boosted, asymptomatic players? This happened last year, and the Browns lost to the JETS. I expect a big loss now for the Browns because 2 years into a pandemic, the NFL still doesn’t get how this all works. It only leads to the masses speculating that the NFL is rigged.
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    Vaccinated, boosted and especially Asymptomatic players can still transmit the virus. The nfl is handling this the best they can, like another poster stated, this thing isnt over as much as we’d like it to be. Players have to be diligent and limit interactions with people outside their immediate family until the season is over. Even that doesn’t guarantee a player getting the virus.

  6. The NFL is NOT handling this the best they can. The best way to handle it is to ban unvaccinated players from playing. I’ll even double down on that and say unvaccinated people should be charged with endangering public safety. This vaccine has passed the most rigorous testing that can be possibly be done to confirm very safe and very effective.

  7. Its clear the system is rigged against the Browns….Let see if the Chiefs, Bucs, Rams, etc have a break out….Something does not smell right here…

  8. Thumbs up if you think they still beat the Raiders. I am unfortunately a Raiders fan, and a realist.

  9. Maybe Baker was talking about covid when he mentioned “internal stuff”. With hooper and Landry out, they should just run the wishbone with D’Chubb.

  10. bigdaddylicious says:
    December 14, 2021 at 2:49 pm
    Thumbs up if you think they still beat the Raiders. I am unfortunately a Raiders fan, and a realist.
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    I’m a Browns fan, and a realist as well. The Browns could win, but it would likely be because of an unconventional game plan due to the change in starters. Similar to when the Browns ran all over the Broncos earlier in the season with DEarnest Johnson. Denver couldn’t properly prepare for players that aren’t in the weekly game plan. On the other hand, the Raiders have been dealt a bad hand this year with some bizarre stuff. But they have a good team and are pretty scrappy. I’m impressed they have held it together enough to still be in the hunt. At the very least, I appreciate the Raiders taking care of the Steelers and Ravens early on in the season. This matchup should be a good game between two good teams going through some rough patches.

  11. Well, at least Mayfield has already met the probable replacement linemen this time. Some guys named Michael, James and Blake better step up!

  12. Oh now they think about canceling the game only because the Raiders are involved Raiders are going to beat the browns anyway!

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