Browns place wide receiver Miles Austin on injured reserve, in hospital with kidney injury

The Browns have placed wide receiver Miles Austin on injured reserve and say he's still in the hospital recovering from a kidney injury.

Austin was hurt in Sunday's loss to Buffalo. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Austin remains in the Erie County Medical Center.

Pettine wishes Austin "a speedy recovery." Pettine says Austin instills the team's values in its receiving corps.

The 30-year-old Austin signed as a free agent with Cleveland in May after eight seasons with Dallas. He finished the season with 47 catches for 568 yards.

Austin's loss is a blow to Cleveland's depth at wide receiver. The team recently got back Pro Bowler Josh Gordon from a 10-game suspension.

The Browns also signed running back Shaun Draughn. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder in his second NFL season out of North Carolina.


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