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Browns OLB Scott Solomon Out for Season; Club Claims Safety Don Jones

The Browns have placed Scott Solomon on the season-ending injury reserve.

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The Cleveland Browns' linebacker woes just worsened.

Scott Solomon is now out for the rest of the season, as the Browns placed the 26-year-old outside linebacker on the season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday afternoon.

The team claimed safety Don Jones off waivers to fill Solomon's roster spot.

Solomon entered the season as a starter, but suffered an ankle injury during the Browns' first defensive series of the season against the Jets. The fourth-year linebacker returned on Sunday only to sustain a knee injury in the first half against the Ravens.

Solomon ends his 2015 campaign with one tackle, bringing his career total to 21 in 24 games played.

On the active roster, the Browns' remaining outside linebackers are Paul Kruger, Armonty Bryant, Nate Orchard, and Barkevious Mingo. The club also has linebackers Hayes Pullard III and Cam Johnson on the practice squad.

Jones will take Solomon's place on the roster for the time being. The Browns found Jones on the waiver wire after the Saints relinquished control of the safety.

The 5'11, 195-pound defensive back played five games for New Orleans this season, registering one tackle. The Arkansas State product recorded 11 tackles in 20 games with the Dolphins from 2013-14. Jones then played for the Patriots last season for nine games, logging nine tackles.

Over the course of his three-year career, the 25 year old has mostly played a special teams role. The third year pro has appeared in 34 total games, notching 23 special teams tackles, according to the Browns' release on Jones.