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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Browns place Fujita, Wright on IR

By James Walker
ESPN.com

The Cleveland Browns placed two key defensive players on injured reserve Tuesday, as starting linebacker Scott Fujita and former starting cornerback Eric Wright were shut down for the year with leg injuries.

Fujita (knee) has missed the past five games, while Wright (leg) was hurt in last week's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Fujita started nine games and recorded 53 tackles, 3.5 sacks and an interception. Wright began the year as the starter and was eventually benched in favor of rookie first-round pick Joe Haden. Wright ended the year with 42 tackles and one interception.

Cleveland filled the two open roster spots by signing nose tackle Travis Ivey and linebacker Steve Octavien.