Sunday, September 23, 2012
Change at free safety for Cleveland Browns
By Jamison Hensley
Usama Young will start at free safety for the Browns in place of Eric Hagg, who is a healthy scratch. Hagg is inactive a week after he gave up a 44-yard touchdown to Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate and was one of six players who missed tackles on Adam Jones' 81-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Hagg, the Browns' seventh-round pick last year out of Nebraska, won the starting job over Young during the offseason and started the first two games of the season. Young started eight of 16 games for the Browns last year and finished with 66 total tackles.
"We'd like to get a little more production from that position," defensive coordinator Dick Jauron said last week. "We've told [Hagg] this. He's a wonderful young man. He'll do anything he can for this football team."
Here's the full list of inactives:
Browns: FS Eric Hagg, QB Thaddeus Lewis, WR Jordan Norwood, RB Brandon Jackson, LB James-Michael Johnson, OL Ryan Miller and TE Alex Smith.
Bills: RB Fred Jackson, QB Tarvaris Jackson, DE Kyle Moore, LB Kirk Morrison, OT Sam Young, OL Colin Brown and WR Ruvell Martin.