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Browns Coach Tests Positive for COVID-19, Cleveland Facility Closed



The Cleveland Browns have shut down their practice facility once again on Saturday after a coach tested positive for COVID-19, but an NFL spokesperson says there has been no change in the status for Sunday’s game.

The Browns announced on Saturday morning that a coach had tested positive and that the team’s facility in Berea, Ohio will be closed at least while contact tracing is underway.

The team had no new positive tests on Friday, but added five new players to the COVID-19 reserve list this week in a continuation of the outbreak that caused the Browns to play significantly short at wide receiver last week against the New York Jets.

Eight Cleveland players remain on the COVID-19 reserve list: safety Elijah Benton, tight end Harrison Bryant, linebacker B.J. Goodson, safety Karl Joseph, center Javon Patterson, safety Andrew Sendejo, linebacker Malcolm Smith and cornerback Denzel Ward.

Goodson, Sendejo, Smith and Ward are all starters in the Cleveland defense, while Bryant and Joseph play significant roles off the bench. Benton and Patterson are practice squad players.

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