The player requires another negative to return to training at the facilities
BEREA, Ohio – After testing negative for COVID-19 a day earlier, the recipient of the Cleveland Browns Odell Beckham Jr. is in doubt for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for an undetermined disease.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski, however, said Friday that Beckham “is improving” after being sent home on Thursday and is optimistic about the outlook for Beckham.
“We worked well on Wednesday, (and) he attended the meetings virtually,” Stefanski said of Beckham, who missed practice on Thursday and Friday. “I think there is enough time for him to catch up, except for his health.”
Stefanski noted that Beckham will be able to practice again on Saturday with another negative result for COVID-19. From there, time will consider Beckham’s travel options, including separate team transportation.
Baker Mayfield he’s also questionable for Sunday’s game with a chest injury he suffered last weekend against Indianapolis. But after being limited this week. Mayfield pitched in practice Friday and Stefanski said his quarterback “is on the right track.”
The wide receiver Jarvis Landry he’s also in doubt with hip and rib injuries that kept him out of training until Friday.
“It also progresses. He’s a very, very tough kid, ”said Stefanski of Landry, who hasn’t missed a single game in his seven-year NFL career. “He spent a lot of time in the gym getting his body ready, giving a little more for Sunday like he always does.”
The Browns (4-1) are on their way to their best start to the season since 1994 and on Sunday the goal will be to defeat the Steelers in Pittsburgh for the first time in 17 years.
Cleveland will not have the starting right guard Wyatt Teller (calf) and the deep Ronnie Harrison Jr. (concussion), who made a return to touchdown after intercepting against Colts. Both players were injured against Indianapolis.