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Safety Derrick Kindred placed on IR; DB B.W. Webb signed

The Browns put strong safety Derrick Kindred on injured reserve with a wrist injury suffered Sunday in the 27-10 loss to the Ravens. He played in all 14 games with 10 starts, totaling 54 tackles, six pass breakups and an interception he returned 30 yards.

The injury could allow rookie Jabrill Peppers, the No. 25 pick, to return to his natural position of strong safety after spending the year at free safety.

Peppers played a lot of linebacker at Michigan and is used to being close to the line of scrimmage, but coordinator Gregg Williams considered him the best option for free safety and routinely played him 25 yards off the line of scrimmage. Peppers doesn’t have an interception or many impact plays.

The Browns signed five-year veteran defensive back B.W. Webb (5-foot-10, 183 pounds) to take Kindred’s roster spot. He’s made 10 starts in 49 games with 61 tackles, 14 passes defensed and two interceptions.


The Browns also signed defensive back Trevon Hartfield to the practice squad.

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