OL coach Bill Callahan, assistant Scott Peters will miss Steelers game

Jeff Risdon
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Already down wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Chad O’Shea, the Cleveland Browns will also face the Pittsburgh Steelers without two more offensive assistants.

Offensive line coach Bill Callahan and assistant OL coach Scott Peters have both been identified as close contacts to a positive COVID-19 test via contact tracing. Neither Callahan nor Peters will be on the Browns sideline on Sunday as a result.

It’s a major pinch for a unit already scrambling to get enough healthy bodies to face Pittsburgh. Right guard Wyatt Teller is questionable with an ankle injury that has kept him out of the last two games. His primary backup, Chris Hubbard, is on injured reserve. The next man up, rookie Nick Harris, has been ruled out for Week 17 with a knee injury of his own.

The Browns signed Blake Hance off the Jets practice squad and promoted tackle Alex Taylor and guard Cordel Igwuagwu from their own practice squad to fill out the roster. Hance played under Callahan in Washington in 2019 when both were part of the Football Team.

Chief of staff Callie Brownson is filling in for O’Shea, who tested positive for COVID-19 during the week.

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