The Browns were awarded linebacker Tank Carder off waivers from the Buffalo Bills and defensive tackle Ishmaa’ily Kitchen off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens, a team spokesman said today. Carder and Kitchen are rookies, so the Browns now have 15 rookies on their active roster.
The Browns waived defensive end Brian Sanford and placed defensive tackle Scott Paxson on the waived/injured list to make room for Carder and Kitchen, a Kent State product.
The Browns also formed their eight-man practice squad by signing the following players to it: linebackers Solomon Elimimian and Benjamin Jacobs, defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron, center Garth Gerhard, guard Jarrod Shaw, offensive tackle Jeff Shugarts, wide receiver Josh Cooper and fullback Brad Smelley, a seventh-round pick in this year’s draft.
Elimimian is the only member of the practice squad who didn’t spend at least part of training camp with the Browns this summer. He was waived by Minnesota Vikings on Friday.