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No time wasted: Browns’ Sunday practice is back on after false positive tests

Practice is back on for Sunday.

NFL: Cleveland Browns-Training Camp Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a bit of a crazy Sunday across the NFL. This morning, the Cleveland Browns cancelled practice due to having double digit positive COVID-19 tests. This happened to many teams across the league, and one-by-one, the news was coming in that all of those tests ended up being false positives. Sunday afternoon, a Browns spokesman released the following statement, saying that all of Cleveland’s tests have come back negative:

“We’ve concluded our re-testing of each initial presumptive positive result from yesterday among players, coaches and staff. All have come back as negative, which is consistent with the irregularities across the league from multiple teams. As a result, we are reopening our building and will resume football activities this afternoon. As per protocol, the individuals with test results in question may not re-enter the building until they receive another negative test result tomorrow.”

In light of the news, here is what the Browns are doing:

  • Not wanting to waste precious practice time, the Browns will practice Sunday afternoon.
  • Despite the re-tests coming back negative, everyone who had a false positive will still be forced to stay away from Berea today. They will be re-tested on Monday, and if they pass the test, they will be able to resume practicing.
  • The media will not be in attendance for Sunday’s session. The team will not have a Browns Live episode, in light of what has happened. Therefore, our Day 8 training camp report is up-in-the-air.