Browns place guard McKinney on IR

The Cleveland Browns have placed guard Seth McKinney on injured reserve, according to

McKinney, a six-year veteran, started the team's first eight games at right guard before suffering an injury against the Seattle Seahawks last week.

According to the Web site, either Lennie Friedman or Ryan Tucker will likely take McKinney's place in the Browns' starting lineup. Before McKinney went down, Cleveland's lineup along the offensive line had not been altered all season.

McKinney was signed by the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in March. He has made 42 career starts with Cleveland and Miami. Originally a third-round choice by the Dolphins in the 2002 NFL Draft, McKinney sat out the entire 2006 season with a neck injury.

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