NFL

BEREA — The Cleveland Browns waived defensive back Ibraheim Campbell with an injury designation.

Campbell, who started two games at safety this season, injured a hamstring during practice on Wednesday. With his secondary still nursing some other injuries, coach Hue Jackson said it was vital to bring in a healthy player and the club signed defensive back Derron Smith off Cincinnati's practice squad.

The 5-10, 200-pound Smith appeared in 31 games for the Bengals. He's in his third season out of Fresno State. The Bengals selected Smith in the sixth round in the 2015 draft.

He played in three games for Cincinnati this season.





The Browns drafted Campbell in the fourth round in 2015 and he played in 37 games.

Cleveland has been dealing with injuries throughout its secondary. Safety Jabrill Peppers (toe) and cornerback Jason McCourty (ankle) missed the past two games with injuries.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard has done a few things in his 10 years as an NFL linebacker.

Last week against Baltimore, Woodyard did something he had never done in all his years of football: He piled up 20 tackles. The veteran linebacker originally was credited with 14 tackles on the official stat sheet. But after Titans coaches reviewed the film, they credited Woodyard with 20 stops.

Woodyard leads the Titans (5-3) with 102 tackles, seemingly having turned back the clock at the age of 31. After being a two-down linebacker for a good part of his time in Tennessee, Woodyard is back to being a three-down linebacker. He is staying on the field in obvious passing situations after being subbed out quite a bit the past couple seasons.

"Honestly, I've just had the opportunity to get on the field more," Woodyard said. "The way I look at it, I was getting about 20 snaps a game last year and still coming out with halfway decent snaps. The key is to just get opportunities and take advantage of it."

The Titans' coaches certainly have noticed, and that is why Woodyard finds himself playing more on defense than in years past.

Woodyard's resurgence began in the offseason. He changed trainers, his diet and his sleeping habits and he has carried all of that into the regular season.

The linebacker insists taking advantage of the chances to play has been the biggest difference as the Titans prepare to host Cincinnati (3-5). He's playing with a chip on his shoulder again, the same way he did as an undrafted rookie from Kentucky when signing with the Denver Broncos in 2008.

Woodyard has learned to shrug off the naysayers.

INJURIES: TE Delanie Walker (ankle) and WR Eric Decker (illness) both missed practice for a second straight day, but both are expected to practice Friday. LG Quinton Spain (toe) also missed practice again. LB Derrick Morgan practiced fully Thursday after sitting out Wednesday to rest his knee. ... The Titans signed OL Tyler Marz to their practice squad and released OL Brad Seaton.

NBA

NEW YORK — Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for public criticism of the officiating in a loss at Cleveland.

Kidd made the comments after the 124-119 loss Tuesday night. Milwaukee was called for 31 personal fouls to 18 for Cleveland, and the Cavs attempted 38 free throws. Kidd pointed out that over the past three games, opponents have tried 95 free throws to 40 for Milwaukee.

"I just got fined," Kidd said Tuesday night. "That's one way. The other way is by expressing to the officials and I did that the whole night. The different crews that we've had have been awful."

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia has signed two recruits for the 2018-19 men's basketball season.

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the signings Thursday of Derek Culver and Andrew "Drew" Gordon.

The 6-10 Culver attends Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Culver averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior at Warren Harding High in Warren, Ohio. He was dismissed from the team last January for undisclosed reasons.

The 6-10 Gordon attends Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida. He averaged nearly four points and four rebounds per game last year as a freshman. He is sitting out this season due to a knee injury and will have three years of eligibility remaining.