Oct 11, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) warms up before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Browns’ Beckham tests negative for COVID-19

Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tested negative but will remain at home Friday under the COVID-19 protocol, Cleveland.com reported.

The team sent Beckham home from practice Thursday with an illness. NFL guidelines require anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms — cough, sore throat, nasal congestion — to remain at home regardless of test results.

There were no positive results from Thursday’s testing of the Browns’ players and staff members, per the report. Team facilities were open for business on Friday.

There was concern in Cleveland because of a developing COVID-19 situation in Indianapolis. The Colts reported “several” positive tests Friday and closed their facilities. The Browns and Colts played last Sunday in Cleveland.

Beckham has 21 catches for a team-high 294 receiving yards with four touchdowns, including one rushing score, on the season.

The Browns (4-1) have won four in a row and are scheduled to play the Steelers (4-0) in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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