Browns place safety Jordan Poyer on injured reserve

The team also signed defensive back Ed Reynolds to the active roster from the practice squad.

Jordan Poyer
Cleveland Browns free safety Jordan Poyer falls to the ground after being injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns safety Jordan Poyer has been placed on injured reserve after sustaining a lacerated kidney in Sunday’s loss.

Poyer has been hospitalized in Nashville, Tennessee, since getting hurt. He was injured on a vicious blindside hit by Titans running back Antonio Andrews while covering a punt in the second quarter. The Browns expect him to be discharged on Tuesday and return to Cleveland.

Poyer’s serious injury is the latest for the Browns, who have placed 12 players – including quarterback Robert Griffin III – on IR this season. The team can bring one player off IR after eight games.

Starting left guard Joel Bitonio underwent foot surgery on Monday. The Browns expect Bitonio, who got hurt in the Oct. 9 game against New England, to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2017 season.

The team also signed defensive back Ed Reynolds to the active roster from the practice squad.

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