Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 5/23/13
One of the last guys on the Browns practice field Thursday admits he's basically a lost guy. With just two days in the books, Miguel Maysonet is playing from behind. An undrafted rookie running back claimed on waivers earlier this week from the Eagles, Maysonet arrived in Cleveland on Tuesday night. He showed up at Browns Headquarters early Wednesday, took a physical and then started practice -- where he pretty much knew nobody and knew very little about what he was being asked to learn. For the second time in a few weeks, Maysonet is starting from the very bottom. "Leaving Philadelphia and not knowing where I might be was wild, because in the waiver process you can end up anywhere," he said. "When the Browns picked me up I was definitely excited and I'm just making the best of it. "I missed the Eagles OTAs (last week) due to school so I can graduate. Then (last) Saturday afternoon the Eagles called and basically told me they brought in another running back and thought I wouldn't get enough reps to make the team there. And then I had to wait. It was Tuesday and my agent called me and said, 'pack for Cleveland.' "Then it was back to the airport. I got in Tuesday night, went straight to the hotel and showed up for work Wednesday morning. I got my physical and they threw me in the fire. I'm trying to learn the plays." Maysonet knew the feeling of needing to find a new football home. He started his college career at Hofstra, then transferred to Stony Brook after Hofstra dropped football. It was a good move. The 5'10, 210-pound Maysonet ran for more than 1,000 yards as a sophomore and junior and almost 2,000 and 21 touchdowns last year, earning attention from NFL scouts. According to multiple reports, the Eagles signed Maysonet after the draft with a bonus for much more than most undrafted rookies get. A little over two weeks later, he was gone. "I knew from the start this was a business and it can happen to anyone, and a couple weeks in it happened to me," Maysonet said. "I rolled with the punches. I tried to stay positive. "Welcome to the NFL, I guess." The Browns could be without starting running back Trent Richardson for the rest of their spring work after Richardson pulled a muscle. The team re-signed Brandon Jackson this week, traded for Dion Lewis earlier in the offseason and added Maysonet. Tw other undrafted rookie running backs have already been released. Maysonet knows from his brief experience with the Eagles that he'd better catch on fast. "A lot of guys go undrafted and they still have great careers," he said. "I'm excited to have the chance to keep playing football and hopefully make an impact here in Cleveland."
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Durant, Westbrook on loss to Warriors: We're not scared

Report: Eagles interested in bringing back Nick Foles

Report: Manning hinted to teammates he plans to retire

Barry Sanders shares thoughts on Megatron retirement talk

Report: Marshawn Lynch told friends he is retiring

WATCH: K-State players storm student section after big win


Tony Dungy coaches his way into Canton

Top eight takeaways from NFL Honors awards

Report: Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Brett Favre Hall of Fame discussion took less than 10 seconds

WATCH: Pop wishes Kobe well in heartfelt message

Eric Berry named NFL Comeback Player of the Year

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

Marcin Gortat fires back at critic on Twitter

WATCH: Kerr told Warriors he was happy to have close game

Broncos could have tough decision with franchise tag

WATCH: Steph Curry does 'Dab' on court on eve of Super Bowl

Another star confirmed for Super Bowl 50 halftime show

WATCH: Wayne Simmonds loses his cool, earns match penalty

Winners and losers from 2016 Hall of Fame vote

Brett Favre, Tony Dungy headline Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Terrell Owens says he was not elected to Hall of Fame

Bruins prospect hit in throat with puck, taken to hospital

WATCH: Mavs rookie laughed at for trash talking Spurs bench

Norris Cole has No. 30 retired with LeBron James, New Orleans Pelicans in attendance

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

10 underrated performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in playoff hunt

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker