The Browns placed strong safety T.J. Ward and rookie strongside linebacker James-Michael Johnson on injured reserve with knee injuries that won’t require surgery, the team announced this evening. A league source told the Beacon Journal this afternoon Ward was headed for IR with a bone bruise on his knee that he suffered in the third quarter of the Browns’ 38-21 loss to the Washington Redskins.
The Browns also signed defensive back Prince Miller and linebacker Adrian Moten to their 53-man roster. The team also elevated defensive lineman Hall Davis from the practice squad to the active roster.
Miller has appeared in four career games and has totaled three tackles. He spent three weeks on the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars this season.
Moten has appeared in 13 career games and has three tackles on defense and one special teams fumble recovery. He appeared in one game with the Philadelphia Eagles this season before being waived on Oct. 9.
Davis has appeared in one regular-season game in his career. He spent the past seven weeks on the Browns’ practice squad.
Johnson started eight of the 10 games in which he appeared, posting 32 tackles on defense and three more on special teams. Ward started all 14 games this season and compiled 68 tackles, including a sack, three forced fumbles and one interception.