Browns coach Kevin Stefanski returns to work By Reuters

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Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski left the basement and returned to his office at the team’s headquarters in Berea, Ohio. Stefanski returned to the team after a positive COVID-19 test forced him to isolate himself at home last week. Stefanski watched the team’s first playoff victory since 1994 from an awkward distance on the bottom floor of his family home. The Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night to set up a divisional playoff showdown with the Kansas City chiefs, the AFC’s top seeds, on Sunday. Stefanski returned to work 10 days after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and was asked to test negative before returning to the team. Stefanski said his case was mild but that he lost his sense of taste. The Browns didn’t have long to savor the wild-card victory with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs waiting for their company at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Kansas City rested during a break last week and returned to full practice on Monday. Offensive guard Joel Bitonio, one of the top-rated pass blockers in the NFL, also missed the wild card game in Pittsburgh due to COVID-19. As of Thursday morning, the Browns had not removed Bitonio from the reserve / COVID list. –Field level media

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