BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns made several roster changes to address the team’s host of injuries on Tuesday.
Running back Kareem Hunt and linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah were placed on the reserve / injured roster after sustaining “significant” injuries in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Hunt suffered a non-contact calf injury in the fourth quarter, carried to the locker room after medics helped hold him upright as he left the pitch. The running back was unable to put weight on his right leg and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Owusu-Koramoah left the field late in the game on Sunday. The injury came after a slew of other injuries and within minutes of an already lost match so it almost went unnoticed, but Stefanski confirmed after the match that he suffered a high sprain on his right ankle.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Monday that Hunt and Owusu-Koramoah were to miss “weeks” of time, adding that Hunt would miss at least three weeks.
After being placed on IR, Hunt and Owusu-Koramoah will be away for at least three weeks.
Both players will be eligible to return, if they are healthy, after three weeks with the rules which were changed last season. Prior to last season, players placed in IR would have had to miss a minimum of six weeks of training and eight weeks of games.
Teams are again allowed to fire an unlimited number of IR players this season where previously they would have been limited to two players per year.
In moves matching Hunt’s placement on IR, the Browns signed running back John Kelly to the active roster of the practice squad.
Kelly has played in eight career games, recording 83 yards on 30 carries and two receptions for 27 yards. He stood out in Browns training camp and preseason games and spent the entire 2021 season on the practice squad.
Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.
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