Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Browns announced today they have placed quarterback Brian Hoyer on injured reserve and have signed wide receiver Charles Johnson off the Packers’ practice squad to take his place on the 53 man roster. Hoyer is expected to undergo surgery on his torn ACL next Friday at the Cleveland Clinic after tearing the ligament in the first quarter of last Thursday’s win at home against Buffalo. Charles Johnson was a 7th round pick out of Grand Valley State for the Packers in the 2013 draft, but missed most of the Packer’s off season program as well as some time in training camp due to a knee injury. Johnson ran a 4.35 and a 4.39 forty yard dash Grand Valley State’s pro day last April. “The Cleveland Browns on Saturday signed wide receiver Charles Johnson off the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers. To make room on the 53-man roster, the Browns placed quarterback Brian Hoyer on season-ending injured reserve. Johnson, a 6-2, 215-pound rookie from Grand Valley State, entered the NFL as the first of three Green Bay selections in the seventh round of April’s draft. He played in the Packers’ final two preseason contests before joining the team’s practice squad Sept. 2. In just two seasons at Division II Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich., Johnson averaged 17.4 yards per catch (128 receptions, 2,229 yards), with 31 touchdowns. A second-team All-American as a senior in 2012, he posted 1,199 yards on 72 receptions (16.7 avg.), with 16 touchdowns. Johnson also played one season at both Eastern Kentucky (2007) and Antelope Valley College (2008). He was out of football in 2009. A four-sport athlete at Erlanger (Ky.) High School, he also played cornerback and safety.” [Related: Thoughts on the Cleveland-Detroit rivalry]  
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