Andrew Berry might be eyeing some form of additional compensation considering his ongoing efforts during this hectic period, juggling a short week and holiday season while continuously adjusting the Cleveland Browns’ roster.

The majority of his mid-season adjustments have been in response to unforeseen incidents in this atypical season. Berry’s most recent roster addition sheds light on Cleveland’s specific needs within their special teams department, particularly in Houston.

As per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo on Twitter, Cleveland brought punter Matt Haack onto the practice squad.

Haack, a seasoned player now in his seventh NFL season with prior stints at the Dolphins, Bills, and Colts, holds an impressive career punting average of 44.7 yards. Although he participated in training camp with the Cardinals, he has been a free agent following his release in late August.

Recent events raised questions about Corey Bojorquez’s absence from attempting extra points or field goals during the last game. Instead, Joe Flacco and Dorian Thompson-Robinson handled fourth downs after Dustin Hopkins’ injury. Thompson-Robinson was seen practicing holding for a kicker, sparking speculation that the issue might have been related to the snap and placement of the ball rather than Bojorquez himself.

However, during a fourth-quarter kickoff, David Bell took the field while Bojorquez received treatment on the sideline, indicating a potential injury concern. Subsequent reports confirmed Bojorquez nursing a quad injury, while Hopkins’ hamstring injury leaves his availability for Thursday uncertain.

Amidst this short week, Cleveland responded to the injuries by signing Haack and kicker Riley Patterson. Additionally, due to Thompson-Robinson’s injury against the Texans, the team made the decision to re-sign P.J. Walker.

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