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Browns activate FB Andy Janovich from reserve/COVID-19 list, claim safety Tedric Thompson on waivers

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 17:09:51-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns made a few roster moves Monday, activating one player and claiming another on waivers.

Fullback Andy Janovich was activated from the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday after being placed on it on Nov. 16.

Janovich has appeared in nine games this season and has provided a boost to the Browns run game led by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt that tops all other teams in the NFL with an average of 161.4 rushing yards per game.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski also said that defensive end Myles Garrett is “on track” to be cleared from the list by Wednesday.

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In addition to activating Janovich, the Browns also claimed safety Tedric Thompson on waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Thompson, a 6-foot, 204-pound safety in his fourth season out of Colorado, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2017.

He has appeared in 37 games with 16 starts between the Seahawks and the Chiefs, recording 80 tackles, five passes defended, three interceptions, and two fumble recoveries in that time.

This season, Thompson has played in eight games and registered 11 tackles.

The Browns will receive a roster exemption for Thompson that expires once he’s permitted to join the team following COVID-19 protocols and will not count against the active roster until that time.