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NFL sees some spread within team, as Browns S Ronnie Harrison now out on Sunday

The league still plans to play Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

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Right around the time when the news broke that the Cleveland Indians were trading Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Browns safety Ronnie Harrison tweeted this:

Some people wondered if he was reacting to the Lindor news, but I pretty much knew what it meant: “F@%#, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19.”

Sure enough, two hours later, the Cleveland Browns announced that Harrison was being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. LB Montrel Meander was also placed on the Practice Squad/COVID-19 list, while S Andrew Sendejo was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Long story short, the latest COVID news with the Browns is that Harrison is out for Sunday’s playoff game against the Steelers, while Sendejo is back.

Per the NFL’s chief medical officer, it was determined that “there was some spread from one individual to another” among the Browns’ latest positive tests. No shit.

Contact tracing is still ongoing for the Browns, and the team will not practice again on Thursday. They have been virtual since Sunday’s victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but having no practices leading up to a playoff game is probably unprecedented in the NFL. Still, the NFL plans to continue on as scheduled with the playoff game Sunday night:

We will see how contact tracing goes. Since the team hasn’t been practicing, any close contacts would likely be backdated, so if those names come up, they should still be eligible for Sunday’s game. The positive tests results that keep coming in are the concerns at this point, considering everything is remote.