Cleveland Browns place 3 more players on Covid-19 list

Myles Garrett also kept at home for precautionary reasons

Cleveland Browns place 3 more players on Covid-19 list
The Cleveland Browns on Friday were awarded WR Rodney Smith via waivers from Minnesota. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.

BEREA, Ohio (WOIO) - Three Cleveland Browns players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Right tackle Jack Conklin, long snapper Charley Hughlett and kicker Cody Parkey were placed on the list after coming into contact with a non-staff member who tested positive.

If they continue to test negative, all three could still play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

“I can’t get into specifics but I would say adding anybody to the list does not mean they’ve tested positive,” head coach Kevin Stefanski pointed out on Wednesday.

On Monday, Nov. 16, fullback Andy Janovich was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive. This, just three days after guard Chris Hubbard was placed on the list for also testing positive. With Conklin now out, the Browns are turning to Kendall Lamm to fill in at right tackle.

“I will just tell you we’re following all the protocols,” Stefanski said. “We’re in constant communication with the league on these type of things, so safety is of the utmost importance and we’re doing everything to maintain that safety.”

Which is why Myles Garrett was kept home today. Much like with OBJ a month ago, if a player is feeling sick, the Browns aren’t taking any chances.

“With 2020 I don’t think you rule out anything,” Stefanski said. "But obviously he’s (Garrett) not going on the Covid list. So, he’s sick, and we’ll make sure that we again follow all the protocols.

“If guys are sick, it’s not like the old days where you say ‘come on in later in the day’. You can’t do that.”

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