When will Raiders vs. Browns be performed? Week 15 game pushed back amid wave of COVID-positive tests

When will Raiders vs. Browns be performed? Week 15 game pushed back amid wave of COVID-positive tests

As the Browns’ COVID listing continues to develop longer, so too do the calls for his or her game towards the Raiders on Saturday to be postponed.

Cleveland finds itself within the center of the AFC playoff chase, however ought to it have its game on Saturday it will be taking part in the competition closely undermanned, with 11 starters already having been positioned on the COVID listing.

NFL COVID-19 TRACKER: Updated team-by-team listing of gamers in protocol for Week 15

Earlier within the week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that there had been 37 positive tests, probably the most within the NFL for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic started. That quantity has solely gone up, with the Browns one of a number of groups to have already reached 20 complete gamers who’ve examined constructive this week.

Should the game happen, neither Browns’ beginning quarterback Baker Mayfield nor backup Case Keenum would be capable of play within the game. The staff would as a substitute flip to Nick Mullens, who began eight video games for the 49ers in 2020 and completed the yr with 12 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a pair of,437 passing yards.

Sporting News is monitoring the newest on Saturday’s game, which is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. ET, and will replace the publish with the newest developments.

Browns vs. Raiders information updates for Week 15 game

NFL makes postponement official; game to be carried on NFL Network

(Dec. 17): The league has formally introduced that the game will be pushed back. It is scheduled to be broadcast by the NFL Network at 5 p.m. ET, beginning up just a few hours earlier than the “Monday Night Football” matchup between the Vikings and Bears.

Browns-Raiders moved to Monday

(Dec. 17): According to Josina Anderson, the game has been postponed to Monday. Albert Breer is reporting that the game will be held at 5 p.m. ET.

Postponement looming?

(Dec. 17): ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported that the NFL and NFLPA are discussing transferring the game to Monday or Tuesday. The resolution might come quickly.

Another Cleveland starter out

(Dec. 17): Defensive finish Jadeveon Clowney grew to become the newest member of the staff to check constructive. ESPN’s Field Yates stated that makes it 11 Cleveland starters who will be unable to play Saturday.

Joe Thomas says to ‘keep tuned’

(Dec. 17): Does Joe Thomas know one thing the remainder of the NFL world doesn’t? He appeared to point as a lot, reportedly saying to “stay tuned” concerning the standing of Saturday’s game.

NFLPA pushing onerous for postponement

(Dec. 16): According to ProFootballTalk, the NFLPA has been “pushing aggressively” for the game to be postponed. It acknowledged that there are considerations over “player safety and game integrity.”

Case Keenum added to COVID listing

(Dec. 16): Keenum examined constructive for COVID-19 on Thursday, forcing the Browns to show to third-string QB Nick Mullens for the Saturday game.

Baker Mayfield, Kevin Stefanski positioned on COVID listing

(Dec. 15): The Browns already had COVID-19 points, however on Wednesday each their beginning quarterback and head coach reportedly examined constructive. While it didn’t remove the chance of their availability in Saturday’s game, it threw into doubt whether or not they’d be obtainable. Mayfield must take a look at unfavourable twice earlier than the beginning of the game, and the 2 tests must be separated by at the least 24 hours.

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