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Browns player tests positive for COVID-19, flight to New Jersey for Jets game delayed

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 14:13:26-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns were informed Saturday that a player’s COVID-19 test results came back positive, forcing the team to close its facility and delay their flight to New Jersey to take on the Jets Sunday.

The flight to New Jersey was delayed while contact tracing is conducted and the team said it is currently holding meetings remotely.

Earlier today, the Cleveland Browns were informed that a player’s test results have come back positive for COVID-19. Our facility is closed and our flight to New Jersey has been delayed while contact tracing is being conducted. The team is holding meetings remotely as we continue to consult with the NFL 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 Browns are scheduled to play the Jets at 1 p.m. Sunday.