BEREA, Ohio – The Browns will be without their top-defensive player on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles as Cleveland placed star defender Myles Garrett on the reserve / COVID-19 list on Friday.
Garrett did not come in for Wednesday’s practice after reporting did not feel well. A source told ESPN that Garrett would not play against the Eagles.
The team announced that a player had tested positive for COVID-19 and that “zero high-risk contacts have been identified.”
Brown’s right tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey were placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list earlier this week after being in contact with a performer who had tested positive. Coach Kevin Stefanski has said he was hopeful both will be able to rejoin the team before Sunday.
Losing Garrett to Sunday̵
Garrett leads the league with 9.5 sacks; the rest of the team together has only 12.5 sacks. Garrett also has an NFL best four forced fumbles.
According to the league rules, a player who tests positive for COVID-19 may not return to the team at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms plus at least 24 hours after the symptoms have passed.