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Browns place DB Joe Haden on injured reserve, add 2 to roster

The Cleveland Browns on Monday claimed OL Kaleb Johnson via waivers from Baltimore and signed WR Rannell Hall off Tampa Bay's practice squad. In addition, the team placed Joe Haden (concussion) on injured reserve and waived OL Gabe Ikard.

Haden appeared in five games this season and totaled 22 tackles, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He missed the past five games with a concussion sustained against Arizona on Nov. 1.

"This has been an extremely difficult season for me personally," Haden said. "It's upsetting that my year has ended this way. I really want to be out there with my teammates trying to help finish this season strong and on a positive note. We've all learned how important it is to be very thorough with concussions and I appreciate the care the Browns have provided for me. Although, I haven't been able to clear protocol the specialist I have met with have told me they expect a full recovery. I'm looking forward that, returning to form, having a good offseason and an even better 2016 season."

Hall is a 6-0, 200-pound rookie out of Central Florida. Originally signed by Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent, he has spent eight weeks on the Buccaneers' practice squad this season. At UCF, he appeared in 49 games and caught 45 passes for 2,051 yards with nine touchdowns, while adding 264 rushing yards, two touchdowns and 2,083 kickoff return yards. A native of Miami Gardens, Fla., Hall graduated from Miami Carol City High School.

Johnson is a 6-4, 300-pound rookie out of Rutgers. Originally signed by Baltimore as an undrafted free agent, he spent the first 11 weeks of the season on the Ravens practice squad before being elevated to the active roster. He was inactive for one game before being waived on Dec. 12. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Johnson graduated from Edward H. White High School.

Ikard was claimed via waivers last Monday and was inactive for Sunday's game.

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