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DL Gabe Wright replaces RG3 on Browns’ active roster

Yes, the Browns replaced a QB with a defensive lineman. No, Wright will not play quarterback.

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The Cleveland Browns have replaced Robert Griffin III on the active roster, but not with the player some anticipated.

The club signed defensive lineman Gabe Wright to the active roster on Tuesday, promoting him from the practice squad.

Griffin was placed on the injured reserve on Monday after suffering a shoulder injury against the Eagles on Sunday.

The 6’2”, 284 pound lineman is in his second NFL season. The Auburn product spent the 2015 season and the 2016 preseason with the Detroit Lions after the team used a third round pick on him in 2015. The Columbus, Georgia native recorded six tackles last season.

Wright, who will serve as a defensive tackle, becomes the eighth defensive lineman on the Browns’ roster.

The signing of Wright leaves the Browns with only two quarterbacks on the active roster — journeyman Josh McCown and rookie Cody Kessler. Unless the Browns make another move, it looks like the Browns will play the Baltimore Ravens with just two signalcallers on the roster.

The Browns also have rookie Kevin Hogan on the practice squad.

As an aside, the Browns will set an NFL record on Sunday, as this will mark the 15th consecutive season the Browns will have started at least two quarterbacks in one season.