The Cleveland Browns could certainly use some help with their linebacker depth. They're getting some of that in the form of practice squad signees and waiver claims.
According to Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter, the Browns have been awarded LB Tank Carder, previously of the Buffalo Bills, and DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen from the Baltimore Ravens.
On top of that, the Browns also signed Solomon Elimimian to their practice squad. Elimimian was a standout with the B.C. Lions in the CFL and was something of a surprise cut by the Minnesota Vikings after he didn't get many snaps in the preseason. Elimimian didn't even listen to potential CFL contracts when he was signed by Minnesota, as he had his heart set on the NFL.
Kitchen played at Kent State and played at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio. Cleveland has multiple injuries on the defensive side of the ball, especially at the linebacker position. Already having Scott Fujita out for three games with a suspension, Chris Gocong is set to miss the whole season and James-Michael Johnson is out for up to four weeks with an oblique injury.
For more on the Cleveland Browns, go to Dawgs By Nature. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub.