Browns don’t practice again as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on team
By admin - January 8, 2021
Yikes, Baker Mayfield hasn’t thrown a football in four days, and the Browns haven’t practiced this week, due to COVID-19. Here are the highlights:
- For the second straight day, the team’s headquarters and training facility stayed closed due to a COVID-19 flare-up.
- An NFL spokesman said Thursday there “is no change to the status of the game” at Heinz Field.
- “A lot of band and bodyweight stuff,” Browns QB Baker Mayfield said. “Doing a lot of walkthrough of my footwork and trying to tie those in together. Just getting up, moving around like we potentially could. Everybody’s setup is different, and that is how it was in the offseason, so you have to find a way to get the most out of it and do it safely.”
- Wide receiver Jarvis Landry echoed Mayfield, saying the Browns have to deal with the circumstances as best as they can.
- “Practice is a big part of everything that we do and understanding that, but at the same time, it is 2021 and it feels like 2020 still and everything is still so unexpected,” Landry said. “We have to make the most of these Zoom meetings, out of the walkthroughs and out of the time that we have to be able to go over all the details. Because this game is happening obviously, despite what we are going through as a team. I do not think the league looks at is as a disadvantage or anything like that, so I think for us, we have to just continue to prepare and get ready to play the game.”
- Browns Safety Ronnie Harrision became the latest player to test positive and will have to sit out Sunday. Harrison joins Pro Bowl left guard Joel Bitonio, cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson, linebacker Malcolm Smith, wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge and tight end Harrison Bryant.
- On Wednesday, starting linebacker B.J. Goodson was activated from the list and safety Andrew Sendejo came off Thursday.