CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have placed defensive end Porter Gustin on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The team released the following statement Thursday morning after having to shut down their facility:
“The Cleveland Browns were informed this morning that a player has tested positive for COVID-19. The facility is currently closed and meetings will take place remotely while contact tracing is conducted to identify any high-risk close contacts. The team will continue to consult with the league and medical experts on the appropriate next steps as the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the entire community remains our highest priority.”
The reserve/COVID-19 list 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.
The Browns are not permitted to comment on a player’s medical status other than referring to roster status and may not disclose whether a player is in quarantine or has tested positive for COVID-19, per the NFL and NFLPA policy.
Cleveland currently has three other players on the reserve/COVID-19 list: defensive end Myles Garrett, defensive end Joe Jackson and fullback Andy Janovich.
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