Browns Lose Another Starter to COVID
News just keeps getting worse for the Cleveland Browns ahead of their long-awaited postseason return against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A COVID breakout in Cleveland early in the week has already set them back a head coach and a couple players, and now another starter will join that group in missing the game — safety Ronnie Harrison.
The Browns acquired Harrison in the offseason, and it didn't take long for him to earn his spot as the starting strong safety in Week 5. Injuries limited him to seven starts in the regular season, but he racked up 38 tackles and 7 pass defenses, also returning an interception for a touchdown on the year.
Pro Football Focus gave him a very solid overall grade of 74.7 for his efforts — second only to Myles Garrett for any Browns defender. No other Cleveland safety graded out above even 62.0, so whoever replaces him will be a significant downgrade.
This isn't the kind of news Browns fans hopeful for a dark horse Super Bowl run want to hear, especially when they're already 6-point underdogs against the Steelers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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