Pay no attention to those tweets saying clearance already have been given to the Browns to play tonight in Pittsburgh. They are based on the fact that Saturday’s COVID-19 samples sent to an outside lab for testing came back negative.
There’s still one more hurdle to clear before the Browns get the green light. Sunday’s on-site Mesa testing must return no positives. Currently, that testing is happening.
Mesa testing refers to an on-site PCR process that is far superior than the point-of-care antigen tests that the league used earlier this year. Assuming there are no positives, the Browns-Steelers game will proceed.
If there are positives, that opens a new can of worms. Hopefully, that can will remain sealed.
Browns have one last hurdle before getting final clearance to play originally appeared on Pro Football Talk