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Two Browns players already land on reserve/COVID-19 list

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The new list is a temporary measure for players.

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Welcome to the new normal, at least for the 2020 NFL season. Earlier today, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network noted that there will be a new reserve/COVID-19 list this season. Players placed on the list will be on their until they are medically cleared to return:

On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns announced the first two players who have been placed on the list: RB Dontrell Hilliard and S Jovante Moffatt. By being placed on the list, it means one of two things: either the player tested positive for COVID-19, or they are currently in quarantine due to being in close contact with someone who had a positive case. Teams may not disclose the specific reason.

Players are slowly coming back to Berea, so one can’t assume that Hilliard and Moffatt are the only cases. More cases could be on the way, and it’ll probably be like that for the rest of the NFL season for every team. Some more rules have been put into place for 2020 like expanded practice squads; after our training camp previews are done, we will recap all of those issues.