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Browns put Njoku on IR, switch kickers before TNF

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The Cleveland Browns placed tight end David Njoku on injured reserve and changed kickers Monday as they prepare for their Week 2 outing on Thursday Night Football, the team announced.

Njoku was deactivated because of a knee injury. He'll need to sit out at least three games before he becomes eligible for reinstatement.

Cleveland made the moves after getting blown out 38-6 by the Baltimore Ravens to begin the campaign. Njoku had the Browns' lone touchdown and finished the game with three receptions for 50 yards.

In the kicking department, Cody Parkey was promoted to the active roster to replace Austin Seibert, who was waived. Seibert missed a field goal and an extra point in the season opener. He was a fifth-round pick of the Browns in 2019, but he was drafted by a different regime.

Parkey, famous for the postseason "double doink" with the Chicago Bears two seasons ago, went 3-for-3 on field goals and 5-for-6 on extra points in three games last year for the Tennessee Titans.

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