The Cleveland Browns had no new positive COVID-19 tests on Friday, opened their practice facility and Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers remains on track to be played as scheduled.
Cleveland had added five players to its COVID-19 reserve list over the previous three days, which put Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff between the Steelers and Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in jeopardy, but the Browns appear to have things under control on Friday.
Despite having eight players on the COVID-19 reserve list, Cleveland got six players back over the last two days, including most of the Browns’ receiving corps that missed last Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
Still on the COVID-19 list for Cleveland are 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 and Ward are all starters in the Cleveland defense, while Bryant and Joseph play significant roles off the bench.