Browns place rookie RB Jerome Ford on injured reserve

October 4, 2022 GMT
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford (34) and tight end David Njoku (85) walk from the field after losing to the New York Jets in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford (34) and tight end David Njoku (85) walk from the field after losing to the New York Jets in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford (34) and tight end David Njoku (85) walk from the field after losing to the New York Jets in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford (34) and tight end David Njoku (85) walk from the field after losing to the New York Jets in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford (34) and tight end David Njoku (85) walk from the field after losing to the New York Jets in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns rookie running back Jerome Ford was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after injuring his ankle in Sunday’s loss to Atlanta.

A fifth-round pick from Cincinnati, Ford has been returning kickoffs for the Browns (2-2), who lost return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. to a season-ending Achilles injury during training camp.

Ford averaged 24.2 yards on six returns, with a long of 44 yards.

Ford got hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s 23-20 loss to the Falcons and didn’t return. He can return after missing four games.

The Browns also signed defensive end Sam Kamara to the practice squad and released defensive end Curtis Weaver.

Kamara played at Stony Brook. The 6-foot, 272-pounder played in eight games with the Chicago Bears last season.

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