Browns re-open facility five days before Eagles game

Reuben Frank
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Browns re-open facility five days before Eagles game originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Browns re-opened their practice facility Tuesday, one day after it was shut down following a positive COVID test by an unidentified player, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Eagles face the Browns Sunday in Cleveland.

Following the player's positive test, the Browns conducted contact tracing and continued to test their players and staff as per NFL safety protocols, and with no apparent additional positive tests, the team was permitted to re-open its facility in suburban Berea.

This is the second straight week the Browns had to close down their facility. Last week, they shut down after offensive lineman Chris Hubbard tested positive. He remains quarantined.   

Meanwhile, the Giants — who the Eagles played on Sunday — announced that an unnamed player had tested positive and was isolating, along with two staff members he came into close contact with.

The Giants did not announce whether that player participated in their win over the Eagles Sunday in East Rutherford.

The Eagles, as per NFL protocols, continue to test all players and staff on a daily basis.

The Eagles have had just two players on the NFL's COVID reserve list since the season began. Matt Pryor missed the Ravens game after coming into contact with someone who tested positive, although Pryor did not test positive. And Marcus Epps has been on the COVID list since Nov. 5.