Browns player, staff member test positive for COVID-19

Browns player, staff member test positive for COVID-19
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BEREA, Ohio (WOIO) - One Cleveland Browns player and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release sent out by the organization Wednesday.

The Berea facility was closed for several hours while the team conducting contact tracing to identify any high-risk close contacts. After several hours the team announced the facility would open up and that the team would practice at 4:30.

The club also announced several roster moves. Center Javon Patterson was placed on the practice squad/COVID-19 list. Safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. was activated from the Injured Reserve list and receiver Ryan Switzer was activated from the practice squad/COVID-19 list.

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