The Cleveland Browns virtual meetings are a precautionary measure. The Browns announced that they will be conducting meetings virtually on Monday. Out of caution after a player reported symptoms consistent with COVID-19. As of Monday afternoon, the team announced that there weren’t any positive tests from their players.
“The Cleveland Browns are conducting their football meetings remotely today,” the team said in a statement. “This morning, an active player who has not been in the facility today reported that he is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms. While there have been no positive test results among players. Coaches or staff members, the team decided to host meetings remotely to exercise the appropriate level of caution.”
The Browns are coming off a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Which dropped the team to 5-3 and third place in the AFC North standings. They are entering their bye-week. Which will give them plenty of time to quarantine or social distance in the event of positive COVID-19 tests. This is likely.
Update for Cleveland Browns Virtual Meetings
Even though they are off this week, the Browns’ staff and players will still be tested regularly for COVID-19. NFL and NFLPA protocol requires players to stay in the geographic area of their club during their bye week in order to provide daily COVID-19 samples for testing. Does this mean no Las Vegas?
In addition to having enough time to quarantine players that test positive, the bye-week comes at a very opportune time for the Browns. The team are dealing with a variety of injuries.
“It’s pretty good timing to be honest with you,” said quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has been playing through a cracked rib these last three-and-a-half games. “I think everybody needs it. Obviously, we would have loved to have gone into this bye 6-2, if not better, but we are where we are. We can only deal with that, move forward and continue to get better.”