The Browns released the following players on Saturday: WR Nate Burleson, LB Zac Diles, LB Jamaal Westerman, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, DB Josh Aubrey, DB Leon McFadden, DL Calvin Barnett, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, DL Justin Staples, OL Reid Fragel, OL Garrett Gilkey, OL Donald Hawkins, OL Alex Parsons, OL Abasi Salimu, QB Connor Shaw, TE/FB MarQueis Gray, RB Dion Lewis, TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi and WR Willie Snead.
The Browns have signed linebacker Jamaal Westerman to a contract. He spent time working with Browns head coach Mike Pettine in New York while with the Jets and last year with the Bills. He has 35 tackles and six sacks in 58 games with three starts.
The loss of linebacker Jarvis Jones with an illness highlights the inactive report submitted Sunday by the Steelers for their game at Green Bay. The healthy scratches are defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo, cornerback Isaiah Green, quarterback Landry Jones, wideout Derek Moye, offensive lineman David Snow and linebacker Jamaal Westerman .
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said at his Tuesday press conference the team was contemplating placing linebacker LaMarr Woodley on injured reserve due to a calf injury. Well, it's no longer a conversation topic, as the Steelers went ahead and made the roster move Tuesday afternoon. To take Woodley's spot on the roster, the team signed linebacker Jamaal Westerman.
The Bills announced Tuesday they activated defensive back Jonathan Meeks (ankle) off short-term injured reserve. To clear a roster spot, Jamaal Westerman was released.