AFC Notes: Browns, Chargers, Steelers




Browns’ WR Jarvis Landry finally addressed the way that his hip surgery and the subsequent rehab left him feeling physically and mentally drained prior to the team’s bye week.

“That bye week really gave me some more life mentally after going damn near 50-60 weeks straight of just rehabbing, training and getting to the feel of practicing and trying to make sure I make the season,’’ Landry said, via Mary Kay Cabot of “Mentally, I was kind of overloaded as well, not just my body-wise. I was able to revamp, I guess you can say, a little bit with the bye and get my body into a better place, but I’m still not where I want to be.’ Listen, I want to be out on the field every play. But we try not to have tendencies and we try to make sure that we rotate guys in, whether it’s being able to give me a blow in a situation or it’s allowing a guy who he wants to do some run blocking things with eventually. It’s something that we do not want to create a true tendency with so that seems to be a mixture of guys who play during those times.”

  • According to Tom Pelissero, Browns TEs coach Drew Petzing will miss Week 12’s game after his wife gave birth on Saturday morning. 
  • Browns’ chief of staff Callie Brownson will assume some of Petzing’s responsibilities for Sunday’s game. 


  • Josina Anderson reports that Chargers’ recently activated CB Chris Harris is “feeling good” after testing out his injured foot and Los Angeles plans to determine his status for Week 12 before the game.  


  • According to Adam Schefter, a Steelers’ coach and player tested positive for COVID-19 and had “multiple contacts” within the organization. 
  • Steelers RB James Conner wound up as the player to test positive on Saturday. (NFLTR)
  • Gerry Dulac reports that Steelers ST coach Danny Smith tested positive for the virus.
  • Per Aditi Kinkhabwala, Steelers QBs coach Matt Canada has tested positive for COVID-19. 
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