Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita will be placed on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his stormy season -- and perhaps his football career.
Fujita, one four players suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, was inactive the past two games. He last started on Oct. 7 in a game against the New York Giants.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur spoke with Fujita on Wednesday before practice. Shurmur does not know if Fujita, an 11-year veteran and one of the league's most informed players, will retire.
The 33-year-old Fujita had neck surgery in college.
Fujita's season has been marred by injuries and the suspension. He always maintained his innocence from the pay-for-hits program and Goodell recently reduced his three-game suspension to one. However, Fujita was angered by a letter he received from the commissioner and harshly criticized Goodell for ''abuse of power'' in handling the Saints' situation. Fujita also questioned ...