Cleveland Browns Defensive End Myles Garrett Tests Positive for Coronavirus

FILE PHOTO – Nov 14, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) throws a ball to fans during warmups before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY

The Browns will be without their top defensive player Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, as Cleveland placed star defensive end Myles Garrett on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Garrett did not come in for Wednesday’s practice after reporting not feeling well. Garrett will not play against the Eagles.

“Yeah, he is a good player,” said Browns coach Kevin Stefanski of Garrett. “We know that. We do not want to be without him, but we are. And I promise you the guys will be ready to go.”

The team announced that a player had tested positive for COVID-19 and that “zero high-risk contacts have been identified.”

Browns right tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week after coming into contact with an outside practitioner who had tested positive. Coach Kevin Stefanski has said he was hopeful that both will be able to rejoin the team before Sunday.

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SOURCE: ESPN, Jake Trotter