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Browns activate guard Joel Bitonio ahead of divisional round

Bitonio has been a rock for the Browns throughout his seven-year career, despite constant instability in Cleveland. Up until the diagnosis, Bitonio hadn’t missed a snap since 2016.

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Browns activate guard Bitonio from COVID list

The Cleveland Browns have activated guard Joel Bitonio from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday after he sat out their playoff opener last weekend.

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Scottish accents, pranks and humor: Unflappable Kevin Stefanski perfect fit for Browns

The embodiment of grace under pressure, the Browns coach remained cool even when his team faced myriad injuries and COVID-19 .

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Thomas Moore

Browns activate Joel Bitonio from Reserve/COVID-19 list

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Veteran left guard poised to make his postseason debut on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Cleveland Browns activated left guard Joel Bitonio from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.

Bitonio is now poised to make his postseason debut on Sunday when the Browns face the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the divisional round of the playoffs.

We’ve made the following roster moves:

Activated from Reserve/COVID-19:
G Joel Bitonio

Waived:
S Tedric...

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NFL playoffs divisional-round guide: Picks, bold predictions and more for every game

What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Key stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It's all here for every divisional round playoff game.

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Jon Stinchcomb

Daily Dawg Chow (1/15/21)

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More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Daily Dawg Chow.

Cleveland Browns:

“Browns activate KhaDarel Hodge off COVID-19 reserve; Jack Conklin still idle; Ronnie Harrison to play more” (cleveland.com) - “The Browns activated receiver KhaDarel Hodge off the virus reserve on Thursday, leaving only guard Joel Bitonio still waiting for the green light.” “Kevin Stefanski returns to Browns facility after...

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Kliff Kingsbury gave Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, Browns' Baker Mayfield a chance

How much credit Kingsbury can be given for their NFL success is hard to quantify, but he'll be watching Sunday like a "big brother."

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Browns players teased Kevin Stefanski after his return from COVID

Kevin Stefanski returned to the Cleveland Browns’ facility on Thursday following a 10-day absence due to a positive test for COVID-19. Apparently his players teased him a bit.

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Jarvis Landry dismisses Sammy Watkins’ tweet

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is staying above the trash talk ahead of his team’s playoff game against Kansas City on Sunday. Landry was asked Thursday about Sammy Watkins’ tweet but declined to get into things.

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Thomas Moore

Browns welcome back Kevin Stefanski, KhaDarel Hodge

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Team is still missing two key starters on offensive, however, as the Browns move closer to Sunday’s playoff game against Kansas City.

Little by little, the Cleveland Browns are getting healthier as they prepare for Sunday’s playoff game with the Kansas City Chiefs.

But the club is still waiting on two key offensive starters and time is growing short.

On Thursday, the Browns welcomed back head coach Kevin Stefanski and wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, who both...

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Barry Shuck

5 things you probably didn’t know about the Chiefs

Playoff game against the league’s best team will be exciting

The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. That offense. That quarterback. That short guy who wears Number 10. Geez....

The Chiefs are an original American Football League (AFL) franchise with origins back to 1960. They began in Dallas and were christened the “Texans.” Their owner was Lamar Hunt, who tried to get the established National Football League (NFL) to grant him an expansion team.

At the time, the NFL...

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Chris Pokorny

Watch: Cleveland Browns playoff walk around the headquarters in Berea

A 40-minute walk showing the Browns headquarters in Berea.

Watch my 40-minute walk from outside the Cleveland Browns headquarters in Berea, leading up to the team's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

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Odell Beckham Jr.: 'Don't be surprised' if Cleveland Browns pull another upset

Beckham Jr., who's been out since Week 7 because of a season-ending knee injury, isn't the only NFL receiver who's weigh in on this matchup.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Says 'Don't Be Surprised' When Browns Beat Chiefs in Playoffs

Odell Beckham Jr. is calling an upset for his Cleveland Browns this week: The Browns face the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday...

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Browns activate WR KhaDarel Hodge from reserve/COVID-19 list

The Cleveland Browns continue to get more whole ahead of Sunday's playoff game at the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Ghostbuster Baker Mayfield exorcising playoff demons, giving Browns confidence

Cleveland's quarterback, who is a galvanizing force wherever he plays, has busted "curses" and elevated the hope of his fans and city.

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Since releasing Kareem Hunt, Chiefs have had seven different backs lead them in rushing

The Chiefs have not had a consistent lead back since letting go of Hunt 42 games ago, when a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman.

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Jon Stinchcomb

Daily Dawg Chow (1/14/21)

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More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Daily Dawg Chow.

Cleveland Browns:

“DBs Denzel Ward, Kevin Johnson come off COVID list” (ESPN) - “Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson were both activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list after missing the past two games, including Sunday’s playoff victory over Pittsburgh.” “Jack Conklin, B.J. Goodson and David Njoku Miss Practice to Start the Week” (OBR) - “All-Pro...

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Browns activate Denzel Ward, Kevin Johnson from reserve/COVID-19 list

Both players missed the past two games after testing positive for the coronavirus. NFL protocols would have permitted Ward to return last week, but he did not clear the necessary hurdles to return.

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Thomas Moore

Browns activate Denzel Ward, Kevin Johnson

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Cornerbacks come off the Reserve/COVID-19 list as the Browns prepare for playoff game against the Chiefs.

The Cleveland Browns received some good news on Wednesday as the club activated cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Ward and Johnson both missed the previous two games as the Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season finale and then again in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

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