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Browns lose LB Maiava for season with leg injury

CLEVELAND -- The Browns have lost reserve linebacker Kaluka Maiava for the season with a leg injury.

Maiava was hurt during Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Browns placed the second-year pro on injured reserve Tuesday.

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Maiava was credited with one tackle on special teams before he was injured.

The Browns re-signed linebacker Titus Brown off the Denver Broncos' practice squad. Brown was waived Sept. 9 by Cleveland.

Cleveland selected Maiava in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He made three starts last season and appeared in all 16 games, finishing with 40 tackles, 2½ sacks and one forced fumble.

Maiava missed only one game in four years at USC.

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