Browns “All Clear” After COVID-19 Testing

More good news for the Browns. After winning their first playoff game in ages, the team got an “all clear” on their latest round of COVID-19 testing, according to a source who spoke with’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). 

After jumping out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, the Browns held on for their first postseason victory since 1994. They did it without their head coach on the sidelines, too. Browns special-teams coordinator and Cleveland native Mike Priefer led the way, as Kevin Stefanski kept his distance. Stefanski is expected to be cleared in time for this weekend, when the Browns look to upset the Chiefs.

I want to congratulate our fans — I grew up one of them,” said Priefer (via “I know what this means.

The Browns will also hope to have Joel Bitonio back in action. The Pro Bowl guard was held out against the Steelers after testing for COVID-19 — ditto for wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge and two offensive assistants.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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6 comments on “Browns “All Clear” After COVID-19 Testing

  1. I Beg To Differ

    juju- “I think they’re still the same Browns teams I play every year,” Smith-Schuster said. “I think they’re nameless, gray faces. They have a couple good players on their team, but, at the end of the day, I don’t know. The Browns is the Browns.”

    Browns- “Michael Jordan” and I took that personally.

    What a great win for the franchise. No coaching staff and they pull an upset.

    • 2012orioles

      I’m a die hard Steelers fan. As soon as he said that I had a bad feeling it would come back to bite. Great win for the browns. Hats off to them.

      • getoffmylawn

        Juju did the Steelers absolutely no favors last week. He wasn’t the only reason that the Browns beat the Steelers, but disrespecting the Browns gave the Browns a great deal of motivation to overcome all the setbacks they had during the week as well as during the game (injuries). This isn’t the first time he’s done something disrespectful to his opponents which his teammates had to pay for. He is a talent but if I were Pittsburgh I’d be looking to move on from this selfish player. You can pick up receivers of useful skill and ability in many places. I don’t think the Steelers have cried over trading Antonio Brown.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Just imagine what the Jet players will be thinking if the two teams they beat play for the Lombardi trophy?

  3. arty!

    Goodell’s thinking: “damn the Browns looked good last night! I thought the COVID poppers would keep the Steelers in the tournament, guess we need to free the Browns. All Clear!’

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