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Browns remove Ronnie Harrison, 3 others from COVID list; CBs Ward and Johnson still on

The Browns got good and bad news Saturday.

Cleveland's starting strong safety Ronnie Harrison, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list following a series of negative tests, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The team announced tight end Harrison Bryant and linebackers Malcolm Smith and Montrel Meander were also removed from the COVID list in time to take on the Steelers on Sunday night.

Cleveland is still without two starting cornerbacks, however. Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson will remain on the list and won't play on Super Wild Card Weekend, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.

The Browns' roster and coaching staff have been ravaged by COVID-19 in recent weeks. Guard Joel Bitonio and receiver KhaDarel Hodge also won't be available Sunday.

On the sidelines, the Browns will be without head coach Kevin Stefanski, after he tested positive on Tuesday, and other assistants against the Steelers. Special teams coach Mike Priefer will be taking over head-coaching duties.

The short-handed Browns will appreciate all the help they can get -- and all the players they can play with -- in their first postseason game in 18 years.

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