The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed linebacker Cam Johnson to the active roster from the practice squad. To make room on the roster, the team waived running back Daryl Richardson. In addition, the club released defensive back De'Ante Saunders from the practice squad.
Johnson is 6-4, 268 pounds and in his third NFL season out of Virginia. He has spent the past 13 weeks on the Browns' practice squad. Originally selected by San Francisco in the seventh round in 2012, Johnson has appeared in 15 career games with the 49ers (two in 2012) and Colts (13 from 2013-14). He has registered three career tackles on defense and five special-teams stops. A native of Washington, D.C., he graduated from Gonzaga College High School.
Richardson was inactive for two games after being signed on Dec. 15.