CLEVELAND, Ohio – Baker Mayfield was placed on Browns’ COVID-19 bench after coming into contact with an employee who tested positive, but he could return to the training ground on Wednesday if tested negative.
Mayfield, who did not test positive for COVID-19, was in close contact during the week farewell to staff who tested positive, a source told cleveland.com. The staff is not a coach.
Mayfield is currently on mandatory quarantine under COVID-19 protocol, but could return to the Browns facility five days after close contact – which will be Wednesday – provided he does not have satisfactory results.
The club will follow NFL-NFLPA’s in-depth protocol as there are active staff returning to building from goodbye on Monday, meaning players can lift and lift weights, but all meetings For coaches and players will be virtual.
Here is the statement from Browns:
“Cleveland Browns was notified on Saturday morning that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracking was initiated and close contacts were immediately quarantined. When the team returns to work after a goodbye on Monday, the team will follow the NFL-NFLPA intensive protocol. We will continue to work closely with the federation and medical professionals on next steps tailored to the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff remains a priority. top of us. “
The Browns players and coaches are currently scheduled to train on Monday, their first on-field training session since they took a Thursday-Sunday break to say goodbye. All staff and players are required to come every day for a mandatory COVID-19 check.
With Mayfield quarantined, Case Keenum will act as the QB1 for Monday’s training session. The players are usually on Tuesday off, but still have to come for check and treatment.
Team 5-3 Browns will host the Texas 1-6 team on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Kevin Stefanski has one of these false positives
This is the first positive test for a Browns member since the training camp, when Jamie Gillan and several others have been positive. Browns also raised panic in late August when the organization’s two-digit members – including coach Kevin Stefanski – tested positive for the virus. But all of those tests proved to be false positives, and the Browns have yet to be resolved.
Other teams at AFC North, including the Steelers and Ravens, are currently dealing with aggressive testing.
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