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Who is on the Browns COVID-19 IR list in the 2021 NFL Playoffs

We have a running list of Browns players placed on the COVID-IR list during the 2021 NFL playoffs. These players either tested positive for coronavirus or were designated a close contact.

A view of the helmet worn by JC Tretter #64 of the Cleveland Browns prior to the game against the Houston Texans at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns are traveling to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. The game is set for Sunday, January 17 with kick off at 3:05 p.m. ET. The game will air on CBS.

COVID-19 has created roster issues for every single team in the NFL. For the 2020 season, the NFL created a Reserve/COVID-19 list, similar to the Injured Reserve list. Players are placed on the “COVID IR” when they test positive or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. As the 2021 NFL Playoffs begin, this list could have a significant impact on coaching, staff and player availability through the post-season.

Here, we’ll track which players have been placed on the reserve list from the Browns.

COVID-19 reserve list: Cleveland Browns

Kevin Stefanski, Head Coach — Added January 5
Joel Bitonio, G — Added January 5
KhaDarel Hodge, WR — Added January 5

Players activated from COVID-IR during playoffs

Joel Bitonio, G — Added January 5 — Activated January 15
Denzel Ward, DB — Added December 31 — Activated January 13
Kevin Johnson, DB — Added January 2 — Activated January 13
B.J. Goodson, LB — Added December 26 — Activated January 6
Andrew Sendejo, S — Added December 29 — Activated January 7
Ronnie Harrison, S — Added January 7 — Activated January 9
Malcolm Smith, LB — Added December 31 — Activated January 9
Harrison Bryant, TE — Added December 29 — Activated January 9