The Browns placed left guard Eric Steinbach on injured-reserve after he had season ending back surgery to repair a disk problem.
Steinbach has started the last four seasons for the Browns at left guard next to Pro Bowler Joe Thomas.
Fifth round draft pick Jason Pinkston will most likely be Steinbach's replacement. The Browns were granted Oneil Cousins from Baltimore on waivers. Cousins will be a back-up guard.