Odell Beckham remains away from the Cleveland Browns facility while dealing with a non-COVID-19 illness.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday morning that OBJ remains out of the building per COVID protocol. Beckham was sent home Thursday with an illness.
All Browns players, including Beckham, tested negative for COVID-19 from Thursday's round of testing, per Pelissero. Beckham is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Steelers.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters Friday that Beckham could rejoin the team on Saturday for their trip to Pittsburgh and the wideout is "good enough" to play.
Out of an abundance of caution, players with cold or flu symptoms, even if they test negative for COVID, are being kept out of the building this year to help stem the spread. So, players with coughs, sore throats, stuffed up noses, etc. will be kept at home even with negative tests.
According to the NFL's policy, any player that experiences any COVID-19 symptoms must be removed from the team facility and cannot return until two consecutive PCR tests separated by 24 hours come back negative.
Fellow wideout Jarvis Landry (ribs/hip) returned to practice and is "pushing" to play, says Stefanski. Landry is listed as questionable. Quarterback Baker Mayfield (chest) is also listed as questionable but is "trending in the right direction" according to Stefanski. Punter Jamie Gillan (groin) was injured in practice Thursday and is also questionable. Guard Wyatt Teller (calf) and safeties Ronnie Harrison (concussion) and Karl Joseph (hamstring) have been ruled out.