If the Browns don’t bid farewell today, they’ll be in trouble.
Browns placed full-back Baker Mayfield on the COVID-19 reserve list. Officially, Browns did not disclose whether Mayfield tested positive or whether he has been in contact with someone who tested positive.
Given that statements from the team included the announcement that an employee had a positive result, it is possible Mayfield was placed on the bench due to contact with that employee.
Indeed, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Mayfield’s placement on the COVID-19 bench as a result of close contact was not a positive outcome and he could return to the team shortly. Wednesday.
5-3 Browns hold Texas next Sunday.