Cleveland Browns running back Ernest Byner Tuesday had a...

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns running back Ernest Byner Tuesday had a screw placed at the top of his ankle to help repair ligaments damaged in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Dr. John Bergfeld, who performed the procedure on Byner, said he should be ready to resume playing in eight to 10 weeks.


The Browns also announced the signing of fullback Major Everett, who was waved by the Philadelphia Eagles after he injured his ankle the first week of training camp.

Everett, a 5-foot-10, 218-pounder from Mississippi College, is in his fourth NFL season. He had served as captain of the Eagles special teams since early in the 1984 season.

Everett led the Eagles special teams in tackles in both 1983 and 1984 and was second last season.

'Major is lot like Johnny Davis,' Browns Coach Marty Schottenheimer said. 'He is a good blocker and excellent special teams player. He will be able help us in short yardage situations.'

Davis also was lost to the Browns when he suffered a dislocated elbow against the Packers.

The Browns also waived cornerback Danny Taylor from the injured list. Taylor, Cleveland's ninth-round draft choice, hurt his shoulder early in training camp.


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