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Browns Place LB Kirksey on IR, Elevate LB Harvey to the Active Roster

The injury woes for the Browns continued on Saturday as the team placed veteran linebacker Christian Kirksey on injured reserve with a chest injury.

The team announced they have elevated LB Willie Harvey to the active roster from the practice squad.

The Browns also re-signed RB Elijah McGuire to the practice squad.

Harvey is a 5-11, 230-pound rookie out of Iowa State. Originally signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent, Harvey spent the first two weeks of the season on the club’s practice squad.

He appeared in all four of Cleveland’s preseason games and recorded eight tackles.

Kirksey, voted a season-long captain, started both games this season and recorded 11 tackles.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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