CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns announced roster moves today, along with the addition of eight players to their practice squad.
The Browns were awarded linebacker Tank Carder off waivers from Buffalo and defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen off waivers from Baltimore. In addition, the team waived defensive lineman Brian Sanford and waived/injured defensive lineman Scott Paxson.
The team also signed eight players to its practice squad. Linebacker Solomon Elimimian, who was waived by Minnesota on August 25, joins defensive lineman Ronnie Cameron, wide receiver Josh Cooper, linebacker Benjamin Jacobs, fullback Brad Smelley and offensive linemen Garth Gerhart, Jarrod Shaw and Jeff Shugarts, who were each waived by the Browns yesterday.
Carder was a fifth round (147th overall) selection by the Bills in the 2012 draft. He appeared in all four preseason games and recorded nine tackles. A four-year letterman at TCU (2008-11), Carder was a two-time Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2011) and was named the 2011 Rose Bowl MVP. Born January 18, 1989, the 6-2, 235-pound Carder is from Sweeny, Texas, where he attended Sweeny High School.
Kitchen was originally signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2012. He appeared in all four of Baltimore’s preseason games, recording six tackles and one sack. A four-year letterman at Kent State University (2008-11), Kitchen appeared in 45 career games and recorded 65 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery. Born August 24, 1988, the 6-1, 330-pound Kitchen is a native of Youngstown, Ohio where he attended Cardinal Mooney High School.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills in 2009, Elimimian was released by the Bills on September 1, 2009. He spent the entire 2010 and 2011 seasons with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2010. He signed with the Vikings on January 26, 2012 and was released August 25, after appearing in two preseason contests where he totaled five tackles and one interception. A four-year letterman at the University of Hawaii (2005-08), he finished as the school’s career leader in tackles with 434. Born October 21, 1986 in Calabar, Nigeria the 6-0, 230-pound Elimimian attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, Calif.