The Cleveland Browns placed tight end David Njoku on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday.
While there is never a good time for something like this, especially with the Browns facing a divisional game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the timing is even more troublesome given that tight end Harrison Bryant is still nursing a high-ankle sprain, meaning the Browns could be without two of their three primary tight ends for the game.
We’ve signed TE Miller Forristall, activated LS Charley Hughlett and made a handful of other roster moves
– Cleveland Browns December 7, 2021
If Njoku is vaccinated and tested positive, he can return once he is able to produce two negative tests 24 hours apart by Saturday, according to ESPN. The timing might be a little bit tight on that, but Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt landed on the Reserve/COVID 19 list on November 29 and was still able to play this past Sunday, so Njoku is not out until he is out.
To help pick up some of the slack, the Browns signed tight end Miller Forristall to the active roster from the practice squad.
The 6-foot-5 and 245-pound Forristall spent the opening week of the season on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans before being released and subsequently signing with Cleveland.