CLEVELAND - The Browns lost two defensive starters for the remaining two games of the 2012 season. Safety T.J. Ward and linebacker James-Michael Johnson were placed on the injured reserve, both with knee injuries. Luckily for them, neither player will need surgery.
Ward compiled 68 tackles, three forced fumbles, one sack and one interception in all 14 starts this season. Johnson has 36 tackles in 10 games and eight starts.
The Browns also made two additions to the roster today. The team signed defensive back Prince Miller and linebacker Adrian Moten. Defensive lineman Hall Davis was also brought up from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster.
Miller originally came to the NFL as a undrafted free agent, signed by Baltimore in 2010. Miller played in four games and totaled three tackles in his short career. He was part of of three active rosters with Baltimore, Detroit and Indianapolis and spent time on the practice squads of Baltimore, New England, Buffalo and Jacksonville. Before playing in the NFL, Miller made 126 tackles, one interception in his four year career at Georgia. The 24-year-old stands at 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs at 210 pounds.
Moten was originally signed by Indianapolis as a undrafted free agent in 2011. He played in 13 career games and recorded four tackles and one fumble recovery. Moten played 10 regular season games with the Colts and two with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011. Moten started the 2012 season with the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp. He was waived during the final roster cuts, but later resigned to appear in one game in October. The 24-year-old linebacker was a four year starter at Maryland. As a Terrapin, the 6-2, 230-pounder compiled 219 tackles, 15.5 sacks, six interceptions, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Davis was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 draft by St. Louis. He played on the Tennesse Titans' practice squad and played in one regular season game for the Titans in 2010. Davis spent the 2012 training camp with Oakland and the last seven weeks on the Browns' practice squad. The 25-year-old played four seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette. The defensive lineman stands at 6-feet 4-inches and weighs 270 pouns.
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