LAST UPDATED ON 2020-11-18 12:03:13

Browns place Conklin, Hughlett, Parkey on COVID list

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns are placing RT Jack Conklin, K Cody Parkey, and long snapper Charley Hughlett on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday.

The moves bring the number of Browns players on the COVID list to five, including RT Chris Hubbard and FB Andy Janovich.

Conklin, Hughlett, and Parkey were identified as high-risk close contacts of a non-staffer that tested positive, but the Browns are hopeful the three can be available for this Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles if they continue to test negative over the next few days.

The Browns' Berea facility is open as the team continues to follow guidelines and remains in the NFL's intensive protocols for this week, while conducting all meetings virtually.

Under league guidelines, a player who comes in close contact with a positive case can be placed on the COVID list as a precaution. Such a case happened with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who went on the list back on November 8 before being taken off on Nov. 11.

With Conklin and Hubbard out on the offensive line for Wednesday practice, the Browns will train with RT Kendall Lamm.

Parkey has been one of the better kickers in the league this season, making 11 of 12 field goals in 8 games this season.

Myles Garrett, the team's top pass rusher, was also inactive at practice today, with head coach Kevin Stefanski saying the defensive end was home sick.