Browns elevate S Elijah Benton from practice squad for Steelers matchup

Jeff Risdon
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The Cleveland Browns brought up some needed reinforcements to the secondary for Sunday’s Week 6 matchup in Pittsburgh. The Browns elevated safety Elijah Benton from the practice squad to the active roster for the game with the Steelers.

The move to elevate Benton was an expected one. Cleveland ruled out starting safety Karl Joseph and his replacement starter in Week 5, Ronnie Harrison, in Friday’s final injury report. The only safeties left on the roster are Andrew Sendejo, Sheldrick Redwine and undrafted rookie Jovante Moffatt.

Benton is also an undrafted rookie. The 6-1, 205-pounder from Liberty has been on the Browns’ practice squad all season and was protected this week. He will return to the practice squad after the game as part of the NFL’s new system. Players elevated from the practice squad for a game will immediately revert to the practice squad the day following the game.

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