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Browns activate RB John Kelly from Reserve/COVID-19 list

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Nov 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-18 11:19:53-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that running back John Kelly has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, a good sign for both the run game and for the other players who joined the list shortly after.

Kelly was placed on the list on Nov. 8, along with wide receiver Lawrence Cager, who was activated from the list on Wednesday.

After Kelly and Cager were placed on the list, running backs Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton were placed on the list the next day.

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.

On Wednesday, head coach Kevin Stefanski said that he didn't have an update on Chubb's return and that they would continue following protocol.

"Just day to day. We will let the protocols play themselves out,” Stefanski said.

But with Kelly and Lawrence both off the list, the Browns are trending positively in regards to Chubb and Felton coming off the list soon rather than later.

Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

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