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Bills Vs. Browns: Usama Young Will Start In Place Of Eric Hagg, According To Report

The Cleveland Browns are elevating Usama Young to the starting free safety spot for this week's game vs. the Buffalo Bills, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Eric Hagg had been the starter for the team's first two games of the 2012 season, but he's reportedly been demoted after poor play in Week 2.

Hagg was beat on a 44-yard touchdown pass in a loss to the Bengals and was also one of the players on special teams who missed a tackle on Adam Jones' punt return. The Browns are also expected to give more playing time to rookie free agent safety Tashaun Gipson, who was on the field for eight snaps in Week 2.

Young, who missed most of the preseason with an injury, appeared in all 16 games for the Browns last year.

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