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Browns sign CB Reggie Porter to active roster

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Porter was on the Ravens’ practice squad when Cleveland signed him.

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On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns opened a spot on their 53-man roster by placing WR Corey Coleman on injured reserve. I thought they would leave that spot open and promote someone from their practice squad, but that didn’t end up being the case.

On Wednesday, the Browns announced that they signed CB Reggie Porter off the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad. Porter (5-11, 185 lbs) was an undrafted free agent out of Utah who initially signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Porter was let go in May, though, so it’s doubtful that he has much intelligence on the Browns’ Week 3 opponents. He spent all of camp as a member of the Ravens.

This preseason, Porter logged 4 tackles and 3 passes defended on defense, along with 2 special teams tackles. Because he was signed off another team’s practice squad, the Browns must keep him on their 53-man roster for at least three weeks. This comes around the same time the team released CB Channing Stribling and CB Najee Murray from their practice squad, so the extra body at the position was at least needed for practice purposes. He could see a gameday role on special teams.