Browns Promote S J.T. Hassell To Active Roster, Sign S A.J. Howard To PS

The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that they’ve promoted S J.T. Hassell to their active roster.

  • The Browns also signed safety A.J. Howard to the practice squad.

Here’s the Browns updated practice squad:

  1. DT Brandin Bryant
  2. WR Shelton Gibson
  3. WR Derrick Willies (Injured)
  4. C Willie Wright
  5. DB Tigie Sankoh (International)
  6. G Colby Gossett
  7. G Malcolm Pridgeon
  8. DB Donnie Lewis
  9. QB Eric Dungey
  10. DB Montrel Meander
  11. DE Porter Gustin
  12. S A. J. Howard

Cleveland was short-handed at safety after losing Morgan Burnett for the season with an Achilles injury.

Hassell, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Florida Tech back in April. He later agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Browns, but was waived coming out of the preseason.

The Browns later re-signed Hassell to their practice squad after clearing waivers.

During his two seasons at Florida Tech, Hassell recorded 183 tackles, 5.5 sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, a recovery and 12 pass defenses over the course of 21 games.

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