The Browns signed defensive lineman Brian Sanford to their active roster and placed strongside linebacker Scott Fujita on injured reserve, the team announced today.
The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Sanford spent the first seven weeks of this season on the Browns’ practice squad. He was listed as a left defensive end during the preseason.
Last season, Sanford appeared in five games and compiled three tackles. In 2010, the Browns signed him as an undrafted free agent from Temple University.
Fujita, 33, started three of the four games in which he appeared this season before disk and nerve issues in his neck sidelined him following the Browns’ loss to the New York Giants on Oct. 7. Fujita, who had 14 tackles with one sack this season, is contemplating retirement.