Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum weren’t able to test out of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols in time for today’s game (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero). With that, Nick Mullens is set to start for the Browns against the Raiders today.
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The Browns were able to activate safety John Johnson III from the list, but the bulk of their COVID-19 positive players from last week will be held out. To fill the roster, the Browns have elevated cornerbacks Brian Allen and Herb Miller, safeties Tedric Thompson and Jovante Moffatt, defensive end Joe Jackson, guard Hjalte Froholdt, and running back John Kelly for tonight’s game.
Without their top two QBs, the Browns will need a big day out of their running backs. Unfortunately, that group won’t include Kareem Hunt, who also finds himself on the COVID-19 list. Instead, they’ll look to Nick Chubb, who has 5.5 yards per carry on the year, and D’Ernest Johnson, the reserve who turned in a couple of impressive performances earlier this year.
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As a Steelers fan, I just love this!
Trust me, next year we’ll have our own fun poking fun at the Steelers.
Steelers fans are among the classiet of them all.
And they don’t even know it
Haha that picture of Baker
his smile and optimism: gone
As a concession to the COVID-19 status of many of the Cleveland Browns players, the league has permitted the Browns to position an assortment of vehicles along both sidelines in today’s game with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Rather than having to unreasonably having to absorb the complexities of play calling, the vehicles will permit the simplification of the offense right in the huddle.
This will be especially beneficial to both quarterback and receivers.
“Go down to the Chevy and run a post.”
“Go down to the Ford and button-hook.”
“Go down to the Dodge and run an in.”
“Go down to the Cadillac and run an out.”
In the pre-game meetings the offense will focus on the identification of cars and trucks !!
Only 6 Browns fans out there??