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Browns roster move: Alexander to IR, 2 new practice squad faces

The Browns did a bit of roster reshuffling on Tuesday, placing a linebacker on injured reserve and adding two new faces to their practice squad.

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The Cleveland Browns made a handful of roster moves on Tuesday. They placed linebacker Dominique Alexander on injured reserve; in response, they moved linebacker Deon King from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Rookie linebacker Garrett Sickels was released from the practice squad, while two others were added: Linebacker Austin Calitro and receiver Rannell Hall.

Alexander, who appeared in all four games thus far this season, suffered a knee injury against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4. He was active for 14 games in 2016 as an undrafted rookie. King, meanwhile, spent the first four weeks of the season on Cleveland’s practice squad. In 2016, he played in six games, four with the Indianapolis Colts and two with the then-San Diego Chargers.

Calitro was initially an undrafted rookie signing of the New York Jets’ but most recently was on the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad. For Hall, it is his second stint with the Browns, first having been signed to the active roster in late 2015. A leg injury cost him all of the 2016 season, but he had a productive preseason this year with the Browns, catching seven passes for 103 yards and a score.