The· Cleveland Browns When they play off for the first time in 18 years this weekend, they won’t have their head coach.
The team has announced that Kevin Stefanski, two members of his coaching staff, and two players have tested positive for Covid-19. Browns will play a rival in their division, Pittsburgh Steelers, In the first round of the playoffs on Sunday. The Browns solidified their postseason position by beating the Steelers in the final round of the regular season last weekend. The Steelers do not say whether any of the coaching staff or athletes tested positive for the virus.
The team said the training facility was closed during contact tracing. “This morning, head coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional members of the coaching staff, and two athletes were informed that they tested positive for COVID-19,” Browns said in a Twitter statement. “Our emergency response plan requires a special team coordinator, Mike Prefer, to act on behalf of the head coach.”
This news comes during a bright run that is rare in Browns’ recent history. They last played off in the 2002 season, losing to the Steelers in a wild card round.Since then they have Record only two winning seasons..
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