BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns discovered a linebacker to plug into the center of their protection.
Cleveland signed veteran Reggie Ragland from Las Vegas’ apply squad on Wednesday, a transfer necessitated by dropping Sione Takitaki for the season with a knee harm sustained in Sunday’s win over Houston.
Takitaki was positioned on injured reserve. He’s the third beginning center linebacker to endure a season-ending harm, following Anthony Walker Jr. and Jacob Phillips.
The 6-foot-2, 252-pound Ragland offers the Browns wanted inside dimension and expertise. A second-round select of Alabama by Buffalo in 2016, Ragland has made 47 begins and performed in 75 NFL video games. He made 9 begins for the Giants final season.
Ragland has recorded 276 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks, recovered two fumbles and an interception. He additionally has performed for Kansas Metropolis and Detroit.
Takitaki developed right into a strong participant this season after being pressed into motion due to the accidents to Walker and Phillips. He was second on the crew with 69 tackles.
The Browns (5-7) go to the Cincinnati Bengals (9-3) on Sunday.
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