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Browns LB Barkevious Mingo battling unheralded Scott Solomon
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

If the college credentials of Scott Solomon were weighed against those of fellow Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo, one might surmise that they do not belong on the same field.

But much has changed since the former joined the Titans undrafted three years ago and the latter was selected with the sixth overall pick by Cleveland in 2013. And now, Solomon is a threat to earn more playing time than Mingo.

"Scott is very quickly becoming one of my favorite players," Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil told the Canton Repository. "The offense calls him 'Bloodbath.' He's like a heat-seeking missile coming off the edge.

Solomon is battling Mingo and 2014 seventh-rounder Armonty Bryant for on-field action. Mingo fell behind a bit when he sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery.

"(Mingo) is going to have to compete for playing time on early downs," O'Neil added. "He's going to have a role in our sub-packages. No one is guaranteed anything on the defense."

Solomon has played in 22 NFL games, but has yet to contribute to more than nine tackles in a season.

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Report: Browns place safety Tashaun Gipson on IR
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

The Browns have placed safety Tashaun Gipson on injured reserve, reports ESPN.

Gipson has been bothered by a knee injury and has not played since Nov. 23. To replace Gipson on the roster, the Browns elevated linebacker Scott Solomon from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. 

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Report: Browns will sign LB Scott Solomon to practice squad
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Browns will sign defensive end Scott Solomon to the practice squad, according to ESPN on Tuesday, per ESPN. Solomon is expected to fit in at outside linebacker with Cleveland's 3-4 defensive scheme. He has registered eight total tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery this season with the Buccaneers.

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Bucs waive DE Scott Solomon
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Buccaneers waived defensive end Scott Solomon, the team announced. He has seven tackles and a sack this season.

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Buccaneers add D-line depth with Scott Solomon
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Buccaneers added defensive lineman Scott Solomon to the active roster Friday, following the season-ending injury to Adrian Clayborn. Solomon spent part of the 2013 season in Tampa Bay, but did not appear in a game.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Tennessee Titans1343.010000.0000
2013New York Jets100.000000.0000
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers000.000000.0000
2014Cleveland Browns272.051000.0000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers697.021000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Tennessee Titans1300000000
2013New York Jets100000000
2013Tampa Bay Buccaneers000000000
2014Cleveland Browns200100000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers600101010
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