Another blow for special teams.

Tarek Saleh is doubtful with a hip injury.

The news wasn't good for the special teams on Thursday.

Tarek Saleh, third on the unit in tackles with 12, has been added to the injury report as doubtful with a hip injury. Saleh injured the hip last Sunday against the Bengals, and he re-aggravated it in practice on Wednesday.

A procedure was performed to reduce pressure in the affected area. Odds are that Saleh won't play against Tennessee.

The Browns will be without Saleh and Sellers, who was second in special-teams tackles with 13. Expect Lenoy Jones to be activated to help the cause.

NEW FACE: Tight end Shonn Bell has been added to the practice squad. Bell has bounced around the league since 1996. He began this year with Chicago but was waived July 23. He was signed by Minnesota July 27 and waived Sept. 4.

A spot on the practice squad opened up when defensive back Dyshod Carter was moved to the 53-man roster.

RARING TO GO: Running back Benjamin Gay says he feels as rested now as he did at the beginning of training camp. If James Jackson continues to have ankle problems, Gay is anxious to step in.

"I'm very fresh. I don't have this knick or that knick like a lot of people that have played all season," Gay said.

Asked if he needs to improve physically and in the mental part of the game, Gay said, "I'm a small stone at the bottom of Mt. Rushmore. I have a lot to learn."

NEW DEAL: The Browns and Clear Channel Radio have announced a five-year renewal of their exclusive rights contract to broadcast games and other programming involving the team.


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