As expected, the Browns placed left guard Jason Pinkston on injured reserve, the team announced today. He is out for the season.
Pinkston was hospitalized Thursday with a blood clot in his lung. He remains at the Cleveland Clinic, a team spokesman said this evening.
The Browns signed offensive lineman Jarrod Shaw to their 53-man roster, a league source told the Beacon Journal this afternoon. The Browns announced the move this evening.
John Greco replaced Pinkston in the starting lineup Sunday during the Browns’ 17-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Greco said today he believes Pinkston will make a comeback attempt next year.
"I don’t even think that’s a conversation where he’s talking about being done," Greco said. "I know he wants to be out there as soon as he can. Like I said all along, Jason’s just trying to figure out what’s going on with him right now, and we’re behind him. So anyway we can help, I will.”
Shaw spent the first seven weeks of this season and all of the 2011 season on the Browns’ practice squad. The 6-foot-3, 316-pound Shaw signed with the Browns last year as an undrafted free agent from the University of Tennessee, where he played both guard spots and left tackle. Shaw will provide depth on the offensive line with Pinkston out for the season.
The Browns also signed offensive lineman Bryant Browning to their practice squad. Browning, a Cleveland native who attended Glenville High School and Ohio State University, spent the first six weeks of this season on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad before having his contract terminated on Oct. 16.
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