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Browns promote DB Darius Hillary, Waive DL Gabe Wright again

A former Bengal joins the Browns

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Not long before the Cleveland Browns finished preparations for Sunday, the club signed a former member of an archrival that happens to be the team’s opponent tomorrow.

Yesterday, the Browns promoted defensive back Darius Hillary to the active roster, according to the team’s website. Hillary spent four weeks on the Bengals’ practice squad before the Browns signed him to their practice squad on Tuesday.

An undrafted free agent, Hillary played college ball at Wisconsin, where he played in 54 games and started in his last 40. The Cincy native’s father, Ira, played wideout for the Bengals from 1987-90 and for the Vikings in 1990.

To make room on the active roster, the Browns let Gabe Wright loose again. The defensive lineman played in two games before the Browns waived him on October 5. The club then brought him back to appear in a game, before waiving him again yesterday. Wright recorded two tackles and a pass defensed in three games.

Who knows, maybe Wright will come back again? In the meantime, hopefully Hillary can provide alleviate the problems in the secondary with Joe Haden still out.