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FILE - Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) runs off of the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, file photo. Garrett was selected Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to The Associated Press All-Pro Team. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin, File)

Browns finally practice, roster still unsettled for Steelers

Jan. 8, 2021 8:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — They won't have their coach. They've barely practiced, and when they make their first playoff appearance in nearly 20 years — at Pittsburgh, where they've lost 17 straight games — on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns will have backups at key positions. COVID-19 has tackled them...

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks on from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Positive COVID-19 tests have knocked Stefanski out of Cleveland's wild-card game at Pittsburgh on Sunday night — the Browns' first playoff appearance since the 2002 season. (AP Photo/Justin Berl, File)

Browns' Stefanski: 'We've got to find a way' vs Steelers

Jan. 6, 2021 5:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Confined to his home before the season's biggest game, coach Kevin Stefanski vowed not to let COVID-19 stop him from getting the Browns ready for the playoffs. Stefanski doesn't know how he contracted the virus. That's unimportant at this point. Beating the Pittsburgh Steelers is all that...

Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) grimaces after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns lose DE Vernon for playoffs with torn Achilles tendon

Jan. 4, 2021 5:40 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Olivier Vernon stepped up when the Browns needed him. They'll have to do the same. Cleveland will make its first playoff appearance since 2002 without Vernon after the defensive end ruptured an Achilles tendon in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-22 win over the Steelers — a victory...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after the team defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Mayfield pushes Browns back into AFC playoffs, prominence

Jan. 4, 2021 4:20 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield forcefully planted his Browns flag on Sunday. With the weight of a city's football hopes riding on his back, Mayfield delivered for Cleveland and its long-suffering fans. Coming off an embarrassing performance a week earlier, Mayfield, who came into the NFL vowing to return...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after the Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns end long playoff drought, survive late Steelers rally

Jan. 3, 2021 9:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Squeezing the game ball in his left hand, Baker Mayfield looked at the giant scoreboard showing highlights of Cleveland's glory days. In the stands, masked fans hugged, high-fived and took one last look at the final score — Cleveland 24, Pittsburgh 22 — just to make sure. The...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Morgan Fox during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Murray returns from ankle injury, can't rally Cardinals

Jan. 3, 2021 9:55 PM EST

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray sat out most of the first three quarters with an ankle injury and when he finally returned, wasn't able to rally the Cardinals into the playoffs. Murray was hurt on the first possession Sunday and didn't return until early in the fourth quarter, when the Cardinals trailed the Los...

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski keeps watch before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland. After days of positive COVID-19 tests, disruptions and delays, the Browns found some normalcy and got to re-open their facility on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, to resume getting ready to play the Pittsburgh Steelers and possibly end a postseason drought stretching back to 2002.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns lose another defender, CB Johnson added to COVID list

Jan. 2, 2021 9:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have suddenly sprung another hole in their patchwork secondary. Already down several key players due to positive COVID-19 tests, the Browns said Saturday night they will also be without cornerback Kevin Johnson on Sunday against Pittsburgh as they try to end their long playoff...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 file photo, Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward celebrates after the Browns defeated the Houston Texans 10-7 after an NFL football game in Cleveland. The Browns are trying to shake free from COVID-19 to face the Steelers. Cleveland's issues with the virus intensified Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 as top cornerback Denzel Ward and linebacker Malcolm Smith were placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and the team was forced to close its facility before canceling practice with the biggest game in decades coming fast.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Browns lose CB Ward for Steelers game after positive test

Dec. 31, 2020 6:07 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns ended 2020 without practicing for their first game in 2021. COVID-19 has Cleveland's playoff hopes in peril. Issues with the virus intensified Thursday for the Browns as top cornerback Denzel Ward and linebacker Malcolm Smith tested positive and were ruled out for Sunday's game....

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won 23-16. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Mayfield: Browns 'in our playoffs, just one week early'

Dec. 30, 2020 7:19 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield spent time in Zoom meetings, checked his phone frequently and waited for word on when to report for practice. In 2020, that's considered a normal Wednesday for an NFL player. However, this is anything but a normal week for the Browns. With a win-and-make-the-playoffs matchup...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard (42) breaks up a pass intended for Cleveland Browns tight end Harrison Bryant (88) during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla.  The Cleveland Browns added starting safety Andrew Sendejo and rookie tight end Harrison Bryant to their lengthy COVID-19 list, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Browns add 3 more players to crowded COVID-19 reserve list

Dec. 29, 2020 9:21 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — With their biggest game in years just days away, the Cleveland Browns added three more players to their lengthy COVID-19 list. Safeties Andrew Sendejo and Karl Joseph along with rookie tight end Harrison Bryant were placed on the list Tuesday, giving Cleveland nine players on the list....