The Cleveland Browns are coming off of a Week 17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. A victory that clinched the Browns first playoff berth in 18-seasons. The Browns fan base has been ecstatic but that excitement has hit a wall due to the news of another COVID outbreak among the Browns locker-room. The outbreak will impact Cleveland’s AFC Wild-Card showdown with Pittsburgh this weekend. Head Coach Kevin Stafanski has tested positive which means the Browns will be without their head coach come Sunday night. Full statement from the Browns Twitter account below:
We were informed this morning that Head Coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional members of the coaching staff and two players have tested positive for COVID-19.
Our contingency planning calls for Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer to serve as the acting Head Coach. pic.twitter.com/Mhh9Zt1e4d
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 5, 2021
Browns COVID outbreak continues: HC Kevin Stefanski, two other coaches and two players have COVID issues, sources tell ESPN. Browns are closing their facility.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2021