Cleveland Browns rocked by COVID outbreak ahead of Wildcard game with Steelers
This could only happen to Cleveland. On the verge of their first playoff game in 18 years, the Browns have a COVID-19 outbreak on their hands. Head coach Kevin Stefanski is the most notable name who has tested positive from the club. Along with three members of the coaching staff, Stefanski came up with the positive coronavirus test and will not be available for Cleveland’s wildcard game with Pittsburgh.
Joel Bitonio also had a positive test and is a significant loss against a tough Steelers defensive line. Bitonio was the second-best pass-blocking guard in the NFL this season, keeping Baker Mayfield as one of the least rushed quarterbacks all year. The three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman and all other positive test recipients will have to be away from the team for ten days as per league protocols.
Seldom used wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, also tested positive and will miss the Browns playoff game with the Steelers.
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