The Cleveland Browns announced new additions to the Reserve/COVID-19 list effective Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
We have placed TE Harrison Bryant and S Andrew Sendejo on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 29, 2020
At this point, it is not clear whether Bryant and Sendejo contracted the virus or are deemed close contacts to someone who has.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 29, 2020
Bryant, the rookie from Florida Atlantic University, was drafted by the Browns in the 4th round (115th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
He has seen playing time in all 15 of the Browns games.
Bryant has 24 catches for 238 yards and 3 TDs.
His best game of the season came in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals where he caught 2 TDs for 56 yards.
— Roberto Shenanigans (@Rob_Shenanigans) November 15, 2020
Sendejo was a UDFA in 2010.
Last season he played in Minnesota before following Coach Stefanski to Cleveland for the 2020 season.
He has played in 14 of the Browns games this season.
Sendejo has 51 solo tackles and 16 assists for the Browns in 2020.
Reserve/COVID-19 List Is Full.
The wide receiving corps remains on the list but are close contacts.
If these four continue to test negative, they will be eligible to come off on Thursday.
That’s good news because they can get some practice time in before playing in the Sunday regular season finale against the Steelers.
LB B.J. Goodson was placed on the list on December 26; he tested positive for COVID-19.
Given the timing of his positive test (Saturday), he is likely out for the Steelers game also.
Though not on the Reserve/COVID-19 list currently, LT Jedrick Wills missed the Jets game with an illness.
He was temporarily on the list last week as a close contact but was activated for the Jets game only to be a last minute scratch.
Win Or Stay Home
The Cleveland Browns need as many healthy bodies on the field as possible because the season ends for them on Sunday if they can’t beat the Steelers.
In another twist of irony, Mason Rudolph has been named the starting quarterback for the Week 17 game.
Coach Tomlin has opted to rest Ben Roethlisberger until the playoffs.