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Scott Fujita does not play in Cleveland Browns opener

  • By Kareem Copeland NFL.com
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Scott Fujita did not play in the Cleveland Browns' regular-season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Browns announced the linebacker was inactive and would not see the field.

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Fujita missed the final three preseason games due to a lower left leg injury sustained in the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions.

Fujita was not at the Browns' facility all week as part of the his three-game suspension for his role in the Saints' "bounty" program.

Rookie linebacker L.J. Fort (Northern Iowa) will start in place of Fujita. Fourth-round draft pick James-Michael Johnson (Nevada) was next on the depth chart, but is out with an oblique/rib injury suffered in the final preseason game, according to The Plain Dealer.

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