The Cleveland Browns have not practiced this week leading up to the team's wild-card round showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, their AFC North rival. It's unclear if they'll be able to do so on Friday.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Browns facility is closed on Friday morning as the team waits for results from its latest round of COVID-19 testing.
#Browns facility remains closed on Friday morning as they await final COVID-19 test results. They're hoping to practice for the first time today— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 8, 2021
Safety Ronnie Harrison, linebacker Montrel Meander, left guard Joel Bitonio and receiver KhaDarel Hodge were all placed on the reserve/COVID list this week. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski and two other Browns assistant coaches have also tested positive for the virus.
The players, Stefanski and the assistant coaches will not be on the sideline for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serve as the Browns' acting head coach.
Sunday's matchup is the first time the Browns will compete in a playoff game since the 2002 season.