Browns place Chris Hubbard, Andy Janovich and M.J. Stewart on injured reserve


CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns placed offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, fullback Andy Janovich and safety M.J.
Stewart on injured reserve as part of a flurry of moves Tuesday.

Hubbard is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a triceps injury. Stewart and Janovich, who both have hamstring injuries, are eligible to return in three weeks.

There is still no update on injuries suffered by right tackle Jack Conklin or cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams in Sunday’s 47-42 loss to the Chargers. Conklin suffered a knee injury, Ward a neck injury and Williams injured his shoulder.

The team also signed defensive end Joe Jackson and fullback Johnny Stanton IV to the active roster from the practice squad leaving them with an available roster spot.

Jackson, selected by Dallas in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, was claimed off waivers in 2020. He has appeared in all five games this season and recorded four tackles with one sack.

Stanton is in his second NFL season out of UNLV and was originally signed by Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Stanton appeared in one game with the Browns last season. He has spent time on the practice squads in Minnesota (2019) and Cleveland (2020-21).

In addition to the 53-man roster moves, the Browns activated cornerback Tim Harris from practice squad/COVID-19 and signed offensive tackle Alex Taylor to the practice squad.