CLEVELAND — Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, fans won't be able to attend the Cleveland Browns' training camp this year.
That, however, won't stop them from getting an early glimpse of the 2020 team.
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With the Browns reporting to Berea for coronavirus testing on Tuesday, the team has announced that it will hold its first official practice on Aug. 14. Additionally, the Browns have revealed that they will be live streaming their practices online via a daily show, Browns Live: Training Camp, which will be hosted by Nathan Zegura and former Browns kick returner Joshua Cribbs.
“While we will definitely miss having our fans at training camp this year and the energy they always bring to our team, we recognize this is a unique time and all of us must do our part to help promote the overall health and safety or our players, coaches, staff and fans – both in Berea and throughout our shared communities.” said Senior Vice President of Marketing & Media, Fan & Brand Development Dino Bernacchi. “We know our fans also wish they could join us at the facility so we are excited to provide them special access to experience training camp virtually through Browns Live. Since they can’t physically be with us this year, we created this show to do everything we could to bring this unique training camp experience to them as our team prepares for the season.”
Browns Live: Training Camp will air from 2-4 p.m. ET on each day that the Browns hold practices. Due to a new agreement between the NFL and its players association, each team will only be able to hold 14 practices, with padded practices not permitted until Aug. 17.
The NFL's full training camp schedule can be found below:
- July 28-31: COVID-19 testing and virtual meetings
- August 1-2: Physicals and equipment distribution
- August 3-11: Acclimation period
- August 12-16: Gradual ramp-up period
- August 17-September 6: Contact integration period (practice)