Browns QB Brian Hoyer tore his ACL against the Buffalo Bills in week five. The team placed him on the IR last week and signed WR Charles Johnson off the Green Bay practice squad to take his roster spot.
Today Scott Petrak reported that the Browns discovered that Johnson also has a torn ACL.
#Browns discovered torn ACL in knee of new WR Charles Johnson during intro physical. Will be placed on non-football injury list.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) October 16, 2013
The Browns must keep Johnson on the 53 man roster for at least three weeks, so they will not be able to replace him before the Green Bay game on Sunday. (League rules state that signing a player from another team’s practice squad must keep that player for at least three weeks.)
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