The Cleveland Browns could be terribly shorthanded on pass catchers when they face the New York Jets on Sunday. Reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and others indicate that the team’s top three wide receivers are all high-risk/close-contact exposures to COVID-19 and could be ruled out for the trip to New York.
Schefter mentions Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones as those who could be missing. The team is awaiting judgment from the NFL on how to proceed with the receiving corps possibly depleted.
The Browns already delayed their plane trip to New York due to some late COVID-19 developments. Linebacker B.J. Goodson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier on Saturday, but that might not be the only Browns player missing for Sunday.
Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and Donovan People-Jones have been deemed High-Risk-Close-Contacts, per @mortreport and me. Browns awaiting further instruction but all three now could be out Sunday vs. Jets. https://t.co/TyMsq3IPhV
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 26, 2020
Update–the Browns will also be without WR KhaDarel Hodge and LB Jacob Phillips, per Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com: