*Watch our report above on the Browns having to wear contact trace bracelets.*
“This new reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons,” the Browns explained.
If a player falls into either of those groups, the team is required to immediately put them on the reserve COVID-19 list. Information on their medical status is not permitted to be released.
Gillan told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero he actually had the virus nearly a month ago.
He said he tested negative for the virus on Tuesday, but positive for antibodies before testing positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
Teams are also now allowed to specifically say whether the player has COVID-19 or is in quarantine.
Gillan appeared in all 16 games last season and set a Browns single-season net punting record with a 41.6 average and finished tied for fifth in club history with 28 punts inside the 20.
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