BEREA, Ohio – Cleveland Browns defensive backs Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson were both activated from the reserve / COVID-19 list after missing the last two games, including Sunday’s playoff win over Pittsburgh.
Ward, a Pro Bowl selection as a rookie in 2018, has been Cleveland’s top corner this season. Despite missing four games this year, Ward led the NFL in the regular season with 16 attempts being defended.
A free agent who signed this offseason, Johnson was a starter at nickelback for the Browns.
Cleveland is still hoping to get Pro Bowl guard Joel Bitonio off the reserve / COVID-19 list.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski, who also tested positive for the virus last week, said he expects to join the team again after Thursday̵
The Browns face the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Division Round on Sunday.