With the Browns out of playoff contention, it's time to bring back some of the young guys. The team made several roster moves today, so let's start with the people that will miss the rest of the season:
- Out for Year: After getting injured at the very end of our loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, defensive lineman Ethan Kelley was placed on the injured reserve due to a knee injury. Meanwhile, right tackle Ryan Tucker was placed on the Non-Football Illness list. Tucker still refuses to announce his undisclosed illness, which caused him to leave during the Bengals game again. Could it be hemorrhoids?
- Defensive Side: The young defensive lineman J'Vonne Parker, who was a free agent (was not on the team's practice squad), was signed to the active roster. Parker played for us last season in four games, and was waived before this season. He actually played in two games for the Dallas Cowboys this season, but was waived by them on November 7th. We also signed defensive lineman Alvin Smith to the practice squad. Smith is a rookie, who was originally with the San Diego Chargers before they waived him at the end of training camp.
- Sweaty is Back: Offensive lineman Rob Smith is back. Known as having some bad snaps from the center position in training camp due to sweating, Smith had a legitimate shot at making our final roster before the season due to our dismal injury situation at the position. Smith had been on the practice squad for the Browns, so he was simply promoted.