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Browns Sign WR Bug Howard to Practice Squad

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The Cleveland Browns are having trouble at the Wide Receiver position early on this season.

Corey Coleman sustained a hand injury in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens and is currently on the Injury Reserve List.

Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson has had this to say about the team’s wide receivers and Kenny Britt:

“Absolutely, I have challenged our guys every day, and I have challenged him that he needs to step up and make plays, and I think he will, I really do. Again, this is where we are. We have to make some plays and we understand that these are the guys that we have and Kenny is the elder statesman in that room and I think he will raise up and help lead these young guys and we will go play good this week.”

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns announced that they signed WR Bug Howard to their Practice Squad.

The following is the press release from the team:

BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns have signed WR Bug Howard to the practice squad.

Howard is a 6-4, 210 pound rookie out of North Carolina. Originally signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent, Howard spent the entire preseason with the Colts before being waived on Sept. 2. He appeared in 53 games for the Tar Heels and totaled 146 receptions for 2,048 yards and 18 touchdowns. Born Jonathan Howard, he earned the nickname Bug as a child. He is a native of Rochelle, Ga.

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on

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