According to NFL Network, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is technically listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he is expected to play.
Landry was limited on Wednesday after missing practice on Tuesday.
I'm expecting the Browns offense to get it together after a poor showing on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. If they do not, things in Cleveland could get ugly, fast.
The Cleveland Browns have high expectations this season once again, and once again, Week One showed us that those expectations had not been met. There was no preseason, and they're operating under a brand new head coach, but quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Odell Beckham's connection struggled big-time against the Baltimore Ravens.
First step? Recognition. Mayfield told reporters that although Beckham only had the lowest of low three catches for 22 yards, the team plans to get to the bottom of the issue, he doesn't plan to force OBJ the ball.
The next step? Find a solution.
I'm willing to give Cleveland some time to get this thing together -- it is only Week One. But you can bet that all eyes are going to be on the Mayfield-Beckham connection heading forward.
The Browns play the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, so they have to do something quickly.
The Cleveland Browns put their kicker Austin Seibert on waivers on Monday, and today (Tuesday), he was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals. The two teams play each other on Thursday night. What are the chances?
Current Bengals kicker, Randy Bullock, missed the kick that would have allowed the team to go into overtime on Sunday. He then magically came up with a calf injury. Seibert will likely be the back-up plan if Bullock cannot go Thursday.
Cody Parkey is the current kicker for the Browns.
Running back Kareem Hunt will be sticking around in Cleveland for a while. Hunt signed a two-year extension, worth $13.25 million, and $8.5 million guaranteed.
He posted this message on the Gram, announcing the extension.
The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt after he was an asshole in 2018. Hunt signed with the Browns as a free agent, and he'll be in Cleveland for quite some time.
Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. commented before that he would not mind if the 2020 season did not happen. Despite questioning safety and the owners' grabs for money despite the pandemic (all valid concerns), Beckham has no plans to opt out of the season, as some others are doing.
These comments were made prior to Beckham reporting for testing/training camp and physically entering the Browns' facility. It's perfectly normal to feel apprehensive about something and then feel differently once faced with the reality, such as in this situation here. There's no doubt in my mind teams are doing all they can within their facilities to keep their players (their $$) safe here.
But what happens when pads come on? What happens when players start doing drills? Having a safe facility and actually coming into close contact with others are two entirely different things here. I guess we will just have to wait and see on that one.
Cleveland Browns punter Jamie Gillan was placed on the team's COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday, after testing positive for the virus. The problem is, he tested positive about a month ago.
Before the COVID truthers and conspiracy theorists run wild with this one, I've known more than one person this has happened to. They test positive, recover, test negative, and then all of a sudden they have the virus again.
Sure, there is a possibility that Gillan's particular test is a 'false positive.' This is just another example of how there are so many unknowns about this virus. How can we definitively know for sure that he doesn't still have it, hasn't contracted it a second time, or can't spread it to others?
This probably won't be the last time this happens either.
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