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Browns' Kirksey to IR with chest injury

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CLEVELAND (AP) Christian Kirksey's season is already looking a lot like his 2018.

The Browns placed their linebacker and defensive captain on injured reserve Saturday, a move that will sideline him for at least eight games. Kirksey missed the final seven games last season after he was put on IR with a hamstring injury.

Kirksey's loss is another shot to the Browns (1-1), who placed starting tight end David Njoku on IR with a broken right wrist on Friday. Cleveland could also be down several more starters - and maybe its entire secondary - for Sunday night's game against the high-powered Los Angeles Rams.

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