Sep 10, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) hands the ball off to running back Deon Jackson (35)  in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Browns sign RB Deon Jackson to roster

The Cleveland Browns signed running back Deon Jackson to the active roster from the practice squad on Saturday.

Jackson is expected to provide depth in the backfield behind Jerome Ford and Kareem Hunt for the Browns (3-2) in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts (3-3). Jackson began the season with the Colts before spending the past four weeks on the practice squad.

Also on Saturday, the Browns elevated quarterback P.J. Walker and linebacker Charlie Thomas III to the active roster from the practice squad. Walker would be in line to start Sunday’s game should Deshaun Watson be unable to play due to a shoulder injury.

Watson, who is listed as questionable to face the Colts, was wearing a harness on his shoulder and a compression sleeve on his right arm Friday. He has not played since bruising the rotator cuff in his right (throwing) shoulder in Week 3.

Walker, 28, completed 18 of 34 passes for 192 yards with two interceptions in Cleveland’s 19-17 upset victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Jackson, 24, rushed for just 14 yards on 13 carries and gained only 14 yards on five receptions during Indianapolis’ season-opening 31-21 loss to Jacksonville on Sept. 10.

He rushed for 281 yards and two touchdowns and caught 35 passes for 223 yards and one score in 27 games (three starts) over the last three seasons with the Colts. He was undrafted out of Duke in 2021.

Thomas, 23, is a rookie out of Georgia Tech. He has spent the entire season on the Browns’ practice squad.

–Field Level Media