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Browns promote three from practice squad for Jacksonville game

Team also makes a last-minute change to the coaching staff for Sunday’s game.

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The Cleveland Browns promoted three players from the practice squad on Saturday as the team prepares to face the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With the defensive line missing defensive ends Myles Garrett and Porter Gustin, who are both on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the Browns added defensive end Cameron Malveaux and defensive tackle Joey Ivie.

In addition, guard Michael Dunn was promoted as added protection for backup guard Chris Hubbard, who was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.

This is the second consecutive week that Malveaux has been added to the game-day roster. Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles he made the most of his eight plays, finishing with two tackles and forcing a fumble.

Malveaux, who is 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds, was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Houston. He has played in 13 career games between the Dolphins and the Arizona Cardinals. He was out of football in 2019, and spent some time with the San Francisco 49ers during training camp this summer before being released during final roster cuts.

This is the second time this season that Ivie has been promoted for a game. He was on the game-day roster for the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts, but did not play on defense.

Ivie, who is 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds, was originally a seventh-round selection by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Florida. He was released at the end of training camp that year, and has bounced around from the Cowboys to the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans. He appeared in five games for the Chiefs and three games for the Titans in 2019.

This is the third consecutive week that Dunn has been added to the game-day roster, but he has yet to take a snap on offense.

Dunn, who is 6-foot-5 and 307 pounds, was originally an undrafted free agent in 2017 who signed with Los Angeles Rams. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars, and also was in camp with the Miami Dolphins in 2019. He also spent time in both the AAF and XFL.

The Browns also made a move on the coaching staff as tight ends coach Drew Petzing will miss the game after his wife, Louisa, gave birth to their first child on Saturday. In Petzing’s absence, Browns Chief of Staff Callie Brownson will take over Petzing’s duties, according to clevelandbrowns.com.