BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday signed RB Shaun Draughn and placed WR Miles Austin (kidney) on injured reserve. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.
"Miles sustained a kidney injury in Buffalo and remains in the hospital," said Head Coach Mike Pettine. "Our thoughts are with him and we wish him a speedy recovery. Miles is a guy who embodies what 'Play like a Brown' means and instills that in our receiving corps."
Austin, who signed with the Browns this offseason, appeared in 12 games with 11 starts. He is second on the team in receptions (47) and receiving yards (568), while adding two touchdowns. He has appeared in 118 career games and has totaled 348 receptions for 5,049 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Draughn is 5-11, 205 pounds and officially in his second NFL season out of North Carolina. Originally signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2011, Draughn has appeared in 26 games and has 254 rushing yards on 73 carries with two touchdowns. He has added 24 career receptions for 158 yards and has averaged 23.1-yards on 28 kickoff returns. He has appeared in six games this season (two with Chicago and four with San Diego) and has 10 carries for 19 yards. A native of Tarboro, N.C., Draughn graduated from Tarboro High School.