Cleveland Browns announce they have placed 2 players on reserve/COVID-19 list

Cleveland Browns announce they have placed 2 players on reserve/COVID-19 list
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns have placed running back Dontrell Hillard and safety Jovante Moffatt on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Sunday evening.

This new reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons, the team said. If a player falls into either of these categories, their club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Per agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on player’s medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.

Hilliard last season appeared in 14 games and rushed for 49 yards with two touchdowns while leading the team in kickoff return yards (421).

Moffatt joined the team as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State on May 5.

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