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Browns’ Baker Mayfield says he’s asymptomatic from COVID-19, still hopes to play Monday vs. Raiders

The Browns could be without having upwards of twenty distinctive players owing to COVID-19 when they host the Raiders in their postponed Week fifteen matchup on Monday at five p.m. ET. But starting up quarterback Baker Mayfield is hopeful he won’t be just one of them. Mayfield was component of the to start with wave of Browns players to take a look at optimistic for COVID in the guide-up to Week fifteen and has been on COVID reserve ever since. But he hinted on Instagram Sunday night that he is asymptomatic and praying he’ll take a look at destructive to be cleared for Monday night’s match towards the Las Vegas Raiders.

Totally vaccinated players are essential to take a look at destructive for COVID two periods, 24 hrs apart, in purchase to return to the field. Mayfield’s absence would be a large blow to a Browns staff already without having a range of other starters and notable role players, like managing back again Kareem Hunt, wide receiver Jarvis Landry, limited conclude Austin Hooper and left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. Backup QB Scenario Keenum is also on COVID reserve soon after tests optimistic in advance of the weekend.

Really should Mayfield and Keenum be sidelined for Monday night’s match, which was initially scheduled for Saturday night, the Browns are established to switch to previous 49ers reserve Nick Mullens, just signed off the observe squad this week, as their crisis starter. Previous Giants and Eagles backup Kyle Lauletta is also on Cleveland’s roster as QB depth for the Browns, who have also been without having coach Kevin Stefanski owing to COVID-19.