NFL Week 15: Cleveland Browns, Washington Football Team and Los Angeles Rams games rescheduled | NFL News

Cleveland Browns vs Las Vegas Raiders postponed to Monday; Washington Football Team to Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks moved on Tuesday

Last updated: 17/12/21 21:01


Baker Mayfield is one of the Cleveland players who tested positive at Covid-19

The NFL has rescheduled three week 15 games due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks among participating teams.

Three teams – Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, and Washington Football Team – have experienced double-digit outbreaks in the past few days.

The Browns clash with the Las Vegas Raiders, which was to be broadcast live Sky Sports NFL Saturday night, it was postponed to Monday.

Likewise, the Seattle Seahawks’ visit to the Rams and Washington’s short trip to face the Philadelphia Eagles have been moved back from Sunday slots to Tuesday.

The rapidly spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19 hit all North American sports this week, but the NFL was particularly hard hit.

Cleveland had already passed the 20 reported cases, including quarterback Baker Mayfield and head coach Kevin Stefanski, and were facing the need to use their third-string quarterback Nick Mullens.

Watch highlights from the NFL's Week 15 opening game as the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against AFC division rivals West LA Chargers

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Watch highlights from the NFL’s Week 15 opening game as the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against AFC division rivals West LA Chargers

Watch highlights from the NFL’s Week 15 opening game as the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against AFC division rivals West LA Chargers

Former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was one of nine Rams added to the reserve / COVID-19 list on Thursday, according to the NFL’s website, with a total of 25 players from the franchise on the list.

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke was added to the roster on Friday after the team now has more than 20 players on the overall roster, including his backup Kyle Allen.

Vaccinated NFL players who test positive must therefore have two negative tests 24 hours apart and be asymptomatic before being allowed to return and exit the reserve / Covid-19 list.

The NFL has also urged players to get vaccines as soon as possible to avoid what threatens to be a chaotic end to the regular season.

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