Cleveland Browns News: Kevin Stefanski working away from Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OHIO - JANUARY 14: Kevin Stefanski talks to the media after being introduced as the Cleveland Browns new head coach on January 14, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - JANUARY 14: Kevin Stefanski talks to the media after being introduced as the Cleveland Browns new head coach on January 14, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Kevin Stefanski currently working away from Cleveland.

Like the rest of the NFL, the Cleveland Browns are more or less stuck in a holding pattern this offseason, as the organization is unable to work from the team’s facility. Instead, much like the rest of the country, the organization is forced to work remotely.

Following the opening of the free agency period, the NFL ordered all teams to close down team facilities. Since then, it has become apparent that it will be more than likely the Browns will spend the 2020 NFL Draft away from the team facility.

Just a few weeks before the draft, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski is working far away from the team facility, as he is currently in Minnesota with his family.

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Kevin Stefanski: ‘I believe in Baker Mayfield,’ Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry on track, and working from Minnesota during coronavirus pandemic – Mary Kay Cabot,

"“This is definitely testing my parenting skills,’’ he quipped. “I’m more of a better gym coach right now, so PE has been a big hit in this household. Just like everybody else, taking it one day at a time and staying safe and staying together and listening to the advice of the public and medical officials and we’re staying home and being safe and I hope you’re doing the same, but strange times.”"

The Browns are going to be tested during the final month of the 2020 NFL Draft process, as they were unable to bring any players into the facility or go see players at Pro Day’s. With it seeming unlikely the team will be conducting the draft from their team facility, the Browns will have to rely on their scouting department and the work they put in during the fall before the team’s facility was shut down.

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Notes: Kevin Stefanski reiterates organization’s belief in Baker Mayfield, praises addition of Case Keenum as backup – Scott Petrak, BrownsZone

"“And then I think Case, his role, he’s done it all. He’s been a starter, he’s been a backup, he’s had to fight to be the third-string guy on teams, he’s been the undrafted player. So I just think adding him, he knows his role perfectly and everybody knows to get things done, it’s good when you have role players that understand what their job is. So I just felt it was important. And Case felt the same way.”"

The addition of Case Keenum will be extremely beneficial to the Browns due to his experience with Stefanski, as well as his experience in practically every role on a quarterback depth chart. The Browns want to provide Baker Mayfield with as many helpful outlets as possible, and having Keenum behind him should only help Mayfield as he prepares for the 2020 season.

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