The Cleveland Browns placed tight end David Njoku on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, questioning his availability for Sunday’s main NFC North game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Browns (6-6) could also be without tight end Harrison Bryant, who sustained a high ankle sprain in Week 12 against the Ravens in a 16-10 loss, the Browns’ most recent game before their retirement last week. Njoku had a touchdown reception in that game.
It has not been announced whether Njoku tested positive for COVID-19 or whether he will be listed as an unvaccinated close contact.
If he has been vaccinated and tested positive, he can return as soon as he is able to produce two negative tests 24 hours apart. If he hasn’t been vaccinated and tested positive, he would be out for at least 10 days. If he is in close contact, he must be quarantined for five days and can return after that period if he produces a negative test.
Njoku leads the Browns with 407 receiving yards this season and is third on the team with 27 receptions. He also equals the team leader with three touchdown receptions.
The Browns signed Miller Forristall to the active roster in a corresponding move. The Browns also have tight end Austin Hooper, who is second on the team with 28 receptions and 261 yards and has two touchdowns on the active roster.