The team announced Friday that their starting tight end will be placed on IR after suffering a broken wrist in Monday night's game against the Jets.
Njoku left the game in the first quarter following an awkward fall that resulted in the wrist injury and a concussion. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted that Njoku isn't expected to undergo surgery and that he will be eligible to return later this season.
Through the first two games of this season, Njoku tallied four receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown.
In a corresponding move, the Browns have claimed Juston Burris via waivers. The former Oakland Raiders safety spent six months with the Browns this past offseason before being released on Sept. 1. He joined Oakland on Sept. 13 and was released Thursday. In 38 career games, Burris has recorded 28 tackles, two interceptions, seven passes defensed and 11 special teams tackles.