CLEVELAND, OH: The National Football League reported Friday that Saturday's down between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Cleveland Browns has been moved to Monday.
NFL games canceled due to COVID-19
The move comes following the Browns losing a few players to COVID-19 since Tuesday. Browns lead trainer Kevin Stefanski additionally tried positive and has been holing up since Wednesday.
"We have made these timetable changes dependent on clinical exhortation and later conversation with the NFLPA as we are seeing a new,
profoundly contagious type of the infection this week bringing about a considerable expansion in cases across the association," the NFL wrote in its authority declaration.
"We keep on settling on choices in conference with clinical specialists to guarantee the wellbeing and security of the NFL people group."
As per the NFL, Cleveland has seen a lot of positive COVID-19 cases since it last took the field Sunday, with more than 20 players as of now on the save/COVID-19 rundown.
Reinforcement quarterback Case Keenum joined starter Baker Mayfield on the rundown after testing positive Thursday. Nick Mullens will begin for the Browns if neither Mayfield nor Keenum can get back from the hold/COVID-19 rundown on schedule for the new game time, the NFL said.
Lead trainer Kevin Stefanski and running backs mentor Ryan Cordell are additionally as of now inaccessible as a result of COVID-19.
Following the game's delay, Cleveland Browns Senior Vice President of Communications Peter John-Baptiste gave
"While our group and whole association are constantly ready for the upcoming game as at first planned, both from an on-field and fan-experience outlook, we regard the NFL's choice to delay our matchup against the Raiders to Monday at 5 p.m. ET. As usual,
our main concern is the wellbeing and prosperity of our local area, mentors, players, and their families, regardless of whether that is identified with COVID-19 or player security factors.
Our group has reliably clung to the association's COVID-19 conventions during the beyond two seasons, and we will keep on working in a way that meets and intermittently surpasses the rules directed by the association and its clinical specialists.
"We completely perceive the smoothness of the circumstance, including Browns faculty who might be accessible this week and stay in consistent correspondence with the NFL.
The group led virtual gatherings and a virtual walkthrough toward the beginning of today and plan to hold a training tomorrow at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus as we keep on getting ready for the Raiders game. Even though we can't unveil particulars,
we are lucky that each individual from our association who has as of late tried positive was immunized, most of which are presently asymptomatic or encountering gentle side effects.
"As we have done all through the 2021 season, the Browns and FirstEnergy Stadium on Monday will keep on having different wellbeing and security measures set up for our fans and staff individuals,
including solid admittance to hand sanitizer, thorough cleaning and sanitizing regimens, and more all through the setting. Also, as suggested by the CDC,
the Browns firmly empower everybody, paying little heed to their inoculation status, to wear covers in indoor spaces; unvaccinated people are approached to wear a veil consistently,
and immunized people ought to consider doing likewise when unfit to socially separate. Ticket holders with inquiries regarding ticket approaches should contact a Brown's ticket office agent."
Following the ascent in COVID-19 cases the nation over and the association, the NFL said Thursday it is modifying its wellbeing and security conventions to "address the expansion in cases and the approach of the Omicron variation."