Season over for Browns LB Fujita

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 29, 2011

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Scott Fujita #55 of the New Orleans Saints bows as a gesture after a defensive stop against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita has been placed on injured reserve, his season ended by a broken hand. The team put Fujita on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he broke his right hand in two places during the second half at Cincinnati. Fujita will undergo surgery later this week. He started 10 games for Cleveland this season, missing one with a concussion. The Browns also placed defensive end Emmanuel Stephens on injured reserve with an injured chest muscle. Stephens got hurt on Sunday against the Bengals in his third straight start since replacing Jayme Mitchell at right end. Also, the Browns signed free-agent long snapper Christian Yount to replace slumping Ryan Pontbriand, waived earlier. Linebacker Benjamin Jacobs and defensive lineman Brian Sanford have been signed to the active roster from the practice squad.
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