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Browns place LB Dominique Alexander on IR, elevate LB Deon King

The Cleveland Browns have elevated LB Deon King to the active roster from the practice squad and placed LB Dominique Alexander on injured reserve (knee). In addition, the club signed LB Austin Calitro and WR Rannell Hall to the practice squad and released LB Garrett Sickels from the practice squad.

King spent the first four weeks of the season on the Browns' practice squad. The 6-0, 220 pound second-year player out of Norfolk State appeared in two games with the Chargers and four games with the Colts in 2016. He is a native of Reston, Va. [



Alexander appeared as a reserve in all four games this season and logged one special teams tackle. He injured his knee in the first quarter against the Bengals on Sunday.

Calitro, a 6-0, 240-pound rookie, was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent. He spent two weeks this season on Seattle's practice squad. Collegiately, he appeared in 48 games for Villanova and registered 220 tackles, 8.5 sacks, eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two interceptions. He is a native of Danbury, Conn.

Hall is 6-0, 200 pounds and in his second NFL season out of Central Florida. He appeared in one game with the Browns in 2015 and missed all of last season with a leg injury. He logged seven catches for 103 yards and a touchdown during the 2017 preseason.

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