Observations from another ugly Cleveland Browns practice
Sunday’s practice almost didn’t happen for the Cleveland Browns after there were multiple members of the organization who tested positive for COVID-19. The team even shut their facilities down due to the scare, but then found out later the positives were false.
One of the members of the team that originally thought they had contracted the virus was head coach Kevin Stefanski. He spoke on the situation on Monday and while he didn’t say how many members of the organization were given the false test, he did verify there were a lot of them.
In the end, the team had their practice — even though they had to start things off without their coach. There wasn’t a lot of news that came out during that practice but that changed on Monday. — and that’s not a good thing.
Cleveland has been hit hard by the injury bug and Monday might have been the toughest blow they have taken yet. During warmups, they lost starting safety Grant Delpit to what the Browns fear is an Achilles injury. Also getting banged up was Greedy Williams (who hurt his shoulder) and Terrance Mitchell who was listed as having a knee injury.
Those three were added to a list that’s now up to 14 players who were out on Monday. Yes, 14.
With all those players suffering injuries, it’s easy to understand why the ones who were left struggled some for the rest of the day. While a few players stood out, it was again a pretty rough practice for the Browns, who are just trying to stay healthy at this point.
Having said all that, here are three observations from the day — starting with their defensive backfield being challenged early.