The Cleveland Browns received some good news on Saturday as right tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey were added back to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Conklin and Parkey had both been sidelined since landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. They were identified as close contacts to a medical practitioner not employed by the team who did test positive.
T Jack Conklin and K Cody Parkey have been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 21, 2020
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The Browns will still be without defensive end Myles Garrett, fullback Andy Janovich and offensive lineman Chris Hubbard on Sunday after all three tested positive in the past week for COVID-19.
To fill those gaps on the roster, the Browns elevated three players from the practice squad on Saturday: guard Michael Dunn, defensive end Cameron Malveaux and fullback Johnny Stanton.
Dunn, who is 6-foot-5 and 307 pounds, was originally an undrafted free agent in 2017 who signed with Los Angeles Rams. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars, and also was in camp with the Miami Dolphins in 2019. He also spent time in both the AAF and XFL. Dunn could be pressed into action against the Eagles if right guard Wyatt Teller, who is questionable for the game with a calf injury, has an issue.
Malveaux, who is 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds, was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Houston. He has played in 13 career games between the Dolphins and the Arizona Cardinals. He was out of football in 2019, and spent some time with the San Francisco 49ers during training camp this summer before being released during final roster cuts. He has 15 tackles, two sacks and one pass defensed in his NFL career.
No need to get ready when you stayed ready... pic.twitter.com/m5ZtpARYmd— Johnny Stanton (@johnnystantoniv) November 19, 2020
Stanton, who is 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2018 as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV. He landed on injured reserve that first season, and then spent part of the 2019 season on Minnesota’s practice squad. The Vikings released Stanton in December of 2019 and the Browns signed him to the practice squad in January of this year.