Cleveland Browns training camp studs and duds
Sunday was an interesting day of practice for the Cleveland Browns as they ended up needing to call the day of work off — although they didn’t stay closed. Originally, there was a scare for them as they apparently had several members of the organization test positive for COVID-19.
However, the team felt a little better once realizing there was a league-wide issue as other NFL teams were having an abundance of positive results. Cleveland was made aware of these “irregularities,” but still made the safe call as they shut things down until further notice.
The Browns issued a statement saying they will hold meetings virtually while operating with an “abundance of caution.” Thankfully, they cleared things up quickly and were able to re-open their facilities the same day.
"“We’ve concluded our re-testing of each initial presumptive positive result from yesterday among players, coaches and staff. All have come back as negative, which is consistent with the irregularities across the league from multiple teams. As a result, we are reopening our building and will resume football activities this afternoon. As per protocol, the individuals with test results in question may not re-enter the building until they receive another negative test result tomorrow.” — Cleveland Browns statement on re-opening"
Thankfully things were figured out and the team remains safe and healthy — but it was a stark reminder of how quickly things can change for us in 2020.
As for what was happening on the field before the halt, the Browns had a lot of good reports in their practices — as well as some that weren’t so flattering. Here, we look back over that first week of practice and identify a few of the team’s early studs and duds.