BEREA, Ohio - Rookie minicamp is about opportunity, and that's why Robbie Rouse is here.
Now, Rouse has to make enough plays to stay around longer.
He's listed as a tryout player on the Browns minicamp roster, but the former Fresno State running back is in Berea this weekend because the Browns plan to sign him to a contract.
After trying out last weekend with the Minnesota Vikings, Rouse was going to participate in another tryout this weekend with the Dallas Cowboys. But his agent called and said the Browns were offering a chance that included a deal, and Rouse didn't need to think twice.
"I just showed up ready to work," Rouse said on Friday. "I've never been here; never even been to this part of the country. All you can ask for in my spot is a chance, and I'm glad to have one."
Rouse, who's generously listed at 5'6, ran for 4,168 yards and 33 touchdowns over his last three college seasons. He was a late add to the Senior Bowl last January and participated in the NFL Scouting Combi...