Browns backup QB Case Keenum tests positive for COVID-19
ESPN‘s Kimberly Martin, Field Yates, and Adam Schefter have reported that Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Case Keenum tested positive for Covid-19.
With Keenum’s positive test, Cleveland, currently 7-6, has quarterback Nick Mullens as their only choice to start against the Las Vegas Raiders, currently 6–7, on Saturday. To date, Mullens has only played in 19 games – 16 of them were starts – and has recorded one comeback and two game-winning drives.
Previously on Wednesday, Cleveland starting quarterback Baker Mayfield also tested positive for COVID-19 not long after head coach Kevin Stefanski’s test returned positive as well. Also tested positive on Wednesday was acting Browns running backs coach Ryan Cordell.
When Mayfield’s test returned positive, the old COVID-19 protocols were still in place. The protocols required players and staff to have two negative tests separated by 24 hours and free of symptoms to be able to return earlier than the 10-day quarantine period.
The league’s most recent memo says that vaccinated players and staff members coming back from positive tests who are asymptomatic for at least 24 hours can return as soon as the next day after their first positive test. The memo was issued on Thursday.
Cleveland previously announced that the majority of its players and staff members, as well as all of the coaches, had received vaccinations.
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Casey Austin Keenum is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League . He played college football for Houston,wikipedia
Baker Reagan Mayfield is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League . Following a stint with Texas Tech, Mayfield played college football at Oklahoma,wikipedia
The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland. Named after original coach and co-founder Paul Brown,wikipedia
Kevin Stefanski is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League .wikipedia