The Cleveland Browns placed linebacker Scott Fujita on injured reserve and signed defensive lineman Brian Sanford to the active roster from the practice squad.
Fujita is out with a neck injury that could be career-threatening.
Sanford entered the NFL in 2010 as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in five games with the Browns. He was inactive for the eight games he was on the 53-man roster in 2010. Last season, he saw action in five games and totaled three tackles.
He spent the first seven weeks of the 2012 season on the practice squad.
Fujita appeared in four games this season with three starts and totaled 14 tackles with one sack.