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Browns Place Former Steelers WR Ryan Switzer on IR

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The Browns have placed former Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer on injured reserve with a foot injury.

Cleveland announced the move on Monday while also placing tight end Stephen Carlson on injured reserve. Switzer signed a one-year deal with the Browns in January in hopes of being involved in their plans this season. The 26-year-old Charleston, West Virginia native did not appear in a game last season after signing to Cleveland’s practice squad in October last year.

Prior to 2020, Switzer had spent the previous two seasons with Pittsburgh, but was cut back in September of 2020 before that season got underway. Switzer caught 44 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown during his Steelers tenure.

Switzer was a star during his collegiate career at North Carolina, Over four seasons, Switzer caught 243 passes for 2,903 yards and 19 touchdowns, while also returning 99 punts for 1,082 yards and seven scores.

He was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

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