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Long list of injuries forces Browns to reshuffle roster

Another day, another very long injury list for the Cleveland Browns, with wide receivers Josh Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi sitting out Wednesday's practice, a team source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora.

Both receivers were knocked out of Sunday's game in the second quarter after taking hard hits from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, setting in motion a crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits and fines for dangerous and flagrant tackles. The Browns were forced to play the second half with just two healthy wide receivers, Brian Robiskie and Chansi Stuckey.

Harrison was fined $75,000 by the NFL for his hit on Massaquoi. The league said Harrison's hit on Cribbs was legal and didn't figure in the fine, even thought it resulted in a concussion.

Cribbs took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond to the fine.

"I have no bad will towards LB James Harrison," Cribbs wrote. "That's what he's suppose to do knock people out, it's what makes him one of the best."

Cribbs later added: "I don't believe he intentionally wants to injure anyone, but it is apart of the game."

Also on Wednesday, the Browns placed defensive end Robaire Smith and offensive tackle Tony Pashos on season-ending injured reserve and signed wide receiver/return specialist Yamon Figurs and offensive lineman Paul McQuistan, coach Eric Mangini said.

Smith has had a back injury and didn't play in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pashos has an ankle injury.

Figurs, a third-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2007, most recently was with the Oakland Raiders after stops in Detroit and Tampa Bay. Mangini said Figurs will contribute immediately on return units.

McQuistan, a third-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2006, also has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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