Browns fans all around can take a big sigh of relief as star wideout, Odell Beckham Jr. has tested negative for COVID-19.
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) October 16, 2020
COVID-19 has obviously caused quite the dilemma in the NFL as multiple games have been rescheduled due to positive tests in team buildings.
Most noticeably, the Tennessee Titans missed nearly two weeks of football due to an outbreak of cases within their organization.
COVID Scare for Odell Beckham Jr. & The Browns
On Thursday, Odell Beckham Jr. was sent home with an illness.
When the news broke, everyone immediately thought, “COVID-19”.
Browns’ HC Kevin Stefanski said WR Odell Beckham Jr. was sent home today with an illness.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2020
This morning, Browns fans were brought to some delight as the news broke that Odell, along with everyone else in the Browns facility had tested negative for the virus.
All #Browns players and staff — including Odell Beckham Jr. — tested negative for COVID-19 from Thursday’s round of testing, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 16, 2020
This doesn’t necessarily mean the Browns are out of the woods, but it certainly is good news.
With Sunday only two days away, it appears as if the Browns will be good to go in a huge divisional game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Browns are off to one of their best starts in franchise history, with a 4-1 record.
Odell Beckham Jr., is slowly finding his footing in this offense as he struggled ever since he arrived in Cleveland.
It is unknown on whether or not Odell will be a participant at practice today.
But, the Browns are not totally cleared yet as the Indianapolis Colts have reported a positive test within their organization.
What The Colts Positive COVID Test Means
Both the Falcons and Colts reported positive tests this week.
News broke that 15 members of the Falcons organization tested positive for COVID-19.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 15, 2020
This morning, the Falcons took their test and were permitted to return to practice and prepare for their game on Sunday versus the Vikings.
Falcons tests have cleared, and players and staff are returning to their facility today, per source. Game on track for Sunday in Minnesota.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2020
Unfortunately for the Browns, the Colts received positive test results as well.
The Colts closed their practice facility Friday after several members of their organization tested positive for COVID-19, the team said. pic.twitter.com/mCaxZOh7O4
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 16, 2020
It is not known how many have tested positive or whether or not their game on Sunday is in jeopardy, but this is a little concerning for Browns fans.
We have seen testing influxes where one day everyone is negative and then the next day, they are all positive (vice versa).
With only two days remaining until game day, it sure will be interesting to see how all of this plays out.