BEREA, Ohio — The Browns have placed safety T.J. Ward on injured reserve with a sprained right foot.

Ward started eight games before getting hurt on Nov. 6 against Houston. The team had been hopeful he would be able to return, but Ward's foot never got well enough for him to be activated. The hard-hitting Ward, a second-round draft picks last season, made 38 tackles and forced one fumble. Browns coach Pat Shurmur was pleased with Ward's development and said he "was playing at a high level" prior to his injury.

Shurmur said Ward will not need surgery "at this point."

The team also signed wide receiver Rod Windsor from the practice squad. With Jordan Norwood out with a concussion, the team needed another wide receiver for Saturday's game in Baltimore.