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Browns Promote OLB Cam Johnson to 53-Man Roster, Waive RB Daryl Richardson

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The Cleveland Browns made a couple of roster moves on Monday. They promoted OLB Cam Johnson (6-4, 268 lbs) from their practice squad to their 53-man roster. Johnson was signed to the team's practice squad back in September, but this is his third year in the NFL. He entered the league as a seventh-round draft choice by the 49ers in 2012, and was with the Colts from 2013-2014. He hasn't received much gameday experience, but the promotion could have been made in the event that the club decides to inactivate OLB Armonty Bryant for the second week in a row due to his recent arrest.

To make room for Johnson, the team waived RB Daryl Richardson. Richardson was signed a couple of weeks ago after RB Glenn Winston had suffered a concussion. However, a few days later, the team also signed RB Raheem Mostert, and had him active (for kickoffs) and Richardson inactive. With five running backs on the roster, Richardson no longer served much of a purpose.

Lastly, the Browns released S De'Ante Saunders from their practice squad. He has pleaded not guilty this to over-the-influence and speeding charges and might face a gun charge too for his Christmas Eve encounter with police.