Cleveland Browns claim former Seahawks RB Robert Turbin off waivers

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns on Thursday claimed former Seahawks running back Robert Turbin off waivers, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported.

The Hawks waived Turbin, their fourth-round 2012 NFL Draft pick, with an injury settlement Wednesday. He had suffered a high ankle sprain, and the Hawks needed to make room on the roster to sign veteran running back Fred Jackson.

The Browns currently have just two halfbacks — Isaiah Crowell and rookie Duke Johnson — on the active roster, meaning that Turbin is a near lock to see more action than he did as Seattle’s No. 2 man behind Marshawn Lynch, NFL Network said.

Turbin will likely be back in CenturyLink Field this season, as the Browns play the Seahawks in Seattle on Dec. 20.

In order to make room for Turbin on the roster, Cleveland waived former quarterback and newly reconstituted wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.