The Cleveland Browns placed defensive lineman Brian Sanford on season-ending injured reserve on Friday.
Sanford is the second defensive lineman the Browns have placed on IR this week, following Emmanuel Stephens; at this rate they may not have anyone left.
Sanford spent the first seven weeks on the Browns’ practice squad before seeing action and subsequently injuring himself against San Diego.
The Browns filled the vacated roster spots by activating defensive tackle Phil Taylor off the Reserve Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and signing defensive lineman Ronnie Cameron off the practice squad.
Cameron was originally signed by Chicago as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in one preseason game for the Bears before the Browns claimed him on waivers. Cameron played in three preseason games with Cleveland before being placed on the practice squad.
“I was just happy, happy to have an opportunity to help this team,” Cameron said on the Browns’ website. “That’s all I’ve been waiting for, an opportunity to help this team get some wins, especially, this week. It’s a big week coming up and playing Baltimore. Whatever I can do, whatever capacity I could be in to help, that’s what I’m looking forward to doing.
“I’m a guy that can get up the field and, hopefully, cause some havoc, definitely help against the run game, especially this week. I’m ready and I’m available. If they include me in it, I’m ready to go.”
Welcome to Cleveland, Ronnie. Don’t hurt yourself.
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