Browns put Faine on IR

Updated: December 20, 2005, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Browns center Jeff Faine was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of a torn right biceps muscle sustained during the first half of Cleveland's 9-7 win in Oakland on Sunday.

Faine started the first 14 games for the Browns, but the former first-round draft pick will end his third straight season in the NFL on the injured list. Coach Romeo Crennel said Faine may need surgery but is expected to make a full recovery.

The Browns also signed offensive lineman Dwayne Ledford to the active roster and signed running back Jason Wright to their practice squad.

Ledford has made one career start in the pros and played nine games for San Francisco in 2003. He spent the summer with New Orleans before being waived at the end of training camp.

Wright played in three games for the Browns this season. He had 11 carries for 27 yards and scored one touchdown.

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