The Cleveland Browns have once again closed their training facility after two new positive COVID-19 tests, according to multiple media reports.
Tight end Harrison Bryant and linebacker Malcolm Smith are the newly positive players, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Bryant had already been on the COVID-19 reserve list. Smith will make 12 Cleveland players on the list. Bryant, linebacker B.J. Goodson, Patterson, safety Andrew Sendejo and Smith, at the very least, will not be able to play in Sunday’s game, according to Pelissero.
The Browns had also closed their facility on Wednesday, but after contact tracing following one new team positive, center Javon Patterson, the facility was able to open and the team practiced. The hope in Cleveland is that they will be able to do that again on Thursday and not miss a day of preparation.