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Browns TE David Njoku to be placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list

David Njoku
Posted at 1:46 PM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 15:36:34-05

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, according to the team.

Per NFL and NFLPA policy, teams can not comment on a player's medical status other than referring to their roster status and can not disclose whether a player is in quarantine or is positive for the virus.

The Browns are already thin in the tight end room with Harrison Bryant dealing with a high ankle sprain. If a vaccinated player tests positive for COVID-19 they must immediately isolate but can rejoin the team if they remain symptom-free and have two negative tests 24 hours apart. If symptomatic, the vaccinated player has to remain in isolation until asymptomatic for 48 hours and has two negative tests.

If an unvaccinated player tests positive for COVID-19, they must isolate for a minimum of 10 days, even if they are asymptomatic. They can not return until 10 days have passed and 24 hours have passed since the last fever and other symptoms have improved, with clearance from the team physician.

According to the NFL's policy, fully vaccinated players who are close contacts of a person who tests positive for COVID-19 will not be designated as a regular "high-risk close contact," but can be held to daily testing for five days after exposure if deemed a “high risk vaccinated contact” and must wear a mask indoors for that five-day period.

Players who are not fully vaccinated who are deemed “high-risk close contacts" must isolate immediately and are not permitted to return to their team's facility or interact with other team employees and players for at least five days after the last exposure to the infected individual and must be monitored for symptoms while continuing daily PCR testing, per NFL policy.

The Browns made additional roster moves on Tuesday.

Tight-end Miller Forristall was signed to their active roster.

The team signed tight-end Ross Travis to their practice squad.

Long snapper Charley Hughlett and fullback Johnny Stanton IV were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Cleveland released guard Tristen Hoge from their practice squad.

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