The Cleveland Browns have a ton of players still on the reserve/COVID-19 list as of Monday morning at 10 AM. Not a lot has changed despite the NFL and NFLPA agreeing to new rules to help expedite the return for some players and moving the game back 48 hours.
The Las Vegas Raiders will play the Browns at 5 PM tonight. Whoever is available for the team is who will take the field in front of their home fans with a chance to take the lead in the AFC North.
While fans were hopeful that a large swath of players would come off the list over the weekend, that didn’t happen. Instead, two players were added to the list and two players came off the list. Takk McKinley and Wyatt Teller are back while counterparts in their position groups took their places.
The team has announced one player being activated from the reserve list Monday with little expectation that anyone else will be cleared in time for the game.
As of Monday at 10 AM, here is who is on the Cleveland reserve/COVID-19 list broken out by position.
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Both the starter and backup are still on the list leaving practice squad quarterback Nick Mullens and recently signed Kyle Lauletta as the two quarterbacks on the team’s entire roster.
Either player could test negative today and join the team but unless that happens before 2 PM, they will not be playing the Raiders.
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Due to injury, Hunt was not going to play in this game either way. His COVID-19 diagnosis could impact his return in two ways. First, he will have to clear protocols. Second, he isn’t able to rehab at the facility until he clears protocols.
Cleveland still has Nick Chubb, D’Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton available to carry the load.
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