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No positive tests for Browns on Sunday morning, and game will go on

CLEVELAND — Things were calm for the Browns — finally — before the storm arrived.

The Browns had no new positive COVID-19 results Sunday morning, so the regular-season finale vs. the Steelers stayed on as scheduled for 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The Browns have had a string of positive cases since Dec. 26.

They will be without six players against the Steelers: cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson, linebackers B.J. Goodson and Malcolm Smith, free safety Andrew Sendejo and rookie tight end Harrison Bryant.

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Offensive line coach Bill Callahan, assistant line coach Scott Peters and pass game coordinator/receivers coach Chad O’Shea are also out.

Coaching assistant Ryan Cordell will coach the linemen during the game, and chief of staff Callie Brownson will lead the receivers.

The Browns (10-5) will make the playoffs for the first time since 2002 with a win over the Steelers (12-3).

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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