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|0 - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Current Player Ranking: 29|
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|07/07/2015||Juwan Thompson, RB DEN|
Isaiah Crowell, RB CLE
|Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN|
Justin Forsett, RB BAL
|07/04/2015||Julius Thomas, TE JAC|
Isaiah Crowell, RB CLE
|Martavis Bryant, WR PIT|
Ryan Mathews, RB PHI
|07/04/2015||Isaiah Crowell, RB CLE||Kendall Wright, WR TEN|
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Dumping of Ben Tate has Browns calming tensions in backfield
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/12/15) Browns running back coach Wilbert Montgomery has expressed optimism in regard to his backfield after a 2014 season in which friction revolving around free agent addition Ben Tate became toxic.
Tate was waived in November after losing carries to rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell.
"[Tate] came in early and they paid him [free agent] money to come here so he felt he was 'the guy' and the other guys were in his way," Montgomery told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Everybody [now] is out relaxing and playing.
"It was bad. They would get into it, you know, in the locker room, just having words, and in the meeting room, and it takes away from what you are doing out on the field. It becomes a distraction. It's a serious thing, it's a hard thing, but then you have to move on like we did and let these young guys grow."
The competition should be heated again this year with the addition of third-rounder Duke Johnson, but Montgomery is claiming that in 2015 there are no personality clashes.
Tate has yet to find a team for this season.
Browns RB Isaiah Crowell opens OTAs as starter
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Isaiah Crowell opened Tuesday's OTA practice as the Browns' starting running back, according to ESPNCleveland.com.
Crowell, an undrafted free-agent a year ago, and Terrance West split first-team reps. Crowell totaled 607 yards and eight touchdowns while West ran for 673 yards and four. Regardless of who the starter is, the Browns are likely to use a rotation at running back.
GM Farmer: Browns will look to add more RBs this offseason
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) Browns general manager Ray Farmer spoke highly of rookie running backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, but indicated that Cleveland will look to adding more backs this offseason, per NFL.com. Farmer would not reveal whether he would add through free agency or the draft.
The role of both backs fluctuated during the season, especially after the team released Ben Tate. Crowell ran for 607 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per carry, while West rushed for 673 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 3.9 yards per carry in 2014.
Isaiah Crowell holds edge over Terrance West entering 2015
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/3/15) In the Browns' backfield battle between Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, "Crowell seems to be the more talented of the two, and he has the greater respect of his teammates, who feel he is a talented and dedicated player who simply needs to learn," reports ESPN.com.
Crowell ran for 607 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per carry, while West rushed for 673 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 3.9 ypc. Crowell lost two fumbles, West one. Neither rookie made a big impact in the passing game, though West had a receiving score.
"West was wildly inconsistent and never seemed happy about being yanked in and out of the lineup as the Browns decided to go with the guy who had the best week of practice as opposed to deciding on one guy," the report said. "West never seemed to master the playbook, as whoever was playing quarterback often had to tell him where to line up and where the play was going. Crowell showed great talent but as an undrafted player his learning curve was high."
The website says it would make sense for Cleveland to sign a veteran back to add to the mix.
According to the Browns' website, West is hitting the weight room hard and plans to report to camp at 215 pounds after finishing the season at 228. West aims to be "quicker and more nimble when hitting holes and juking defensive backs in the open field," the website said.
West has been boxing and doing a lot of cardio to get ready for next season.
"I’m out here working, baby,” West said in a video he posted. “I’m never trying to get off the field, man. This year is my year.”
Browns will start Terrance West at RB in season finale
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/28/14) Browns running back Terrance West, who was benched in Week 16 against Carolina, will get the start in Sunday's season finale against the Ravens, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
The Baltimore native's role has fluctuated his rookie season, after splitting snaps with Isaiah Crowell in Weeks 14 and 15. He received single digits in carries in three of five games since the team parted ways with Ben Tate. In 13 games, West has carried the ball 153 times for 579 yards and three touchdowns.
|We're expecting Isaiah Crowell to begin the year with at least half of the Browns' rushing workload. Why half? Because Cleveland not only has Terrance West on the roster but also added rookie Duke Johnson, creating a backfield with a lot of great talent but not a lot of work to go around. Crowell averaged a team-best 4.1 yards per carry last season and saw that average hit 4.9 yards per carry when he shared the field with the Browns' offensive line at its healthiest. But don't overrate him or any Browns back as the team has a relatively difficult schedule and should often find themselves playing from behind. You'll be fine if you take Crowell as a No. 3 Fantasy running back with a pick in Round 6 or so. Pairing him with Johnson (who will probably get snagged a round or two later) would lock up one of the most intriguing but likely frustrating backfields in Fantasy.
(Updated 4/21/15) |