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Browns sign guard Hjalte Froholdt

Team signs Froholdt from Houston’s practice squad after placing center Nick Harris on injured reserve.

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The Cleveland Browns signed guard Hjalte Froholdt to the active roster on Tuesday.

In corresponding transactions, the Browns placed center Nick Harris on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury and released linebacker Elijah Lee.

The 6-foot-5 and 310-pound Froholdt spent the first four weeks of this season on the practice squad of the Houston Texans. He was originally drafted in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots after playing collegiately at Arkansas.

Froholdt appeared in eight games, all with the Patriots, in 2020, playing 61 snaps on offense and an additional 32 on special teams. He was waived in November and claimed by the Texans.

Harris will now miss a minimum of three games while on the injured reserve list.

Lee was on the field for 14 snaps this past Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. While he has appeared in all four of Cleveland’s games this season, he has played mostly on special teams while taking a limited number of snaps - 40 in total - on defense.

The move to release Lee could be a sign that linebacker Anthony Walker is ready to be activated off of the injured reserve list after missing the required three games.

A native of Svendborg, Denmark, Froholdt first played competitive football as a high school sophomore while attending school in Warren as a foreign exchange student.

And in case anyone is wondering, Froholdt’s name is pronounced YELL-duh FROH-holt according to the Browns.