Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Running Back

The Cleveland Browns are set to begin a 2014 season pegged with excitement and a restored sense of hope surrounding the franchise. The Browns have employed a new sense of toughness and attitude behind head coach Mike Pettine. Will the new changes finally bring winning ways, or will this season fall in line with the continuing disappointment in recent years? There is only one way...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

As Browns running back Dion Lewis attempts comeback, he’s determined to make case for himself amid sweeping changes

In November, Dion Lewis took a break from rehabilitating his surgically repaired leg and stopped in the locker room to chat with reporters. Full of confidence and optimism, Lewis revealed his belief that the Browns might give him a chance to compete for their featured running back role heading into the 2014 season. But since then, the Browns have overhauled their front office and...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Lewis healthy, determined to move back into Browns backfield mix

Browns coach Mike Pettine said recently that the team is planning to use a committee system at running back this season. We know that free agent acquisition Ben Tate and rookie Terrance West will be part of that mix, but there’s some jockeying going on for the other spots on the depth chart. One of the aspiring runners is Dion Lewis, who broke his leg last summer and missed a...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Browns use a committee at Running Back?

The Cleveland Browns have an eye on the running game in 2014. If it wasn’t evident enough just seeing the Browns put high emphasis on the running back position in the draft and free agency, the addition of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan should have said something. Under Shanahan the Browns will look to form a much different running game. Not the plodding running game that...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine embraces a committee approach in Browns’ backfield

With Ben Tate, Dion Lewis and Terrance West at running back, the Browns don’t have any stars in their backfield. But coach Mike Pettine says that’s just fine. Pettine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he’d prefer to use a committee approach at the position, reasoning that it’s better to keep everyone fresh than to give one guy too heavy a workload. “I think in the...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Cleveland Browns Potentially Fighting For Roster Spots

#182322336 / gettyimages.com With the 2014 season just a couple of months away and training camps about to start, the Cleveland Browns, with a new coaching staff will have numerous players fighting for roster spots.  Here are 5 guys likely fighting for their spots 1.Tyler Thigpen With projected starter Brian Hoyer and 22nd overall pick Johnny Manziel ahead of him, Thigpen is a...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY’s State of the Browns- RBs and FBs

  The next positions that will be examined in our series, State of the Browns, are the running backs and fullbacks. The Cleveland Browns were sorely lacking in these positions last year causing a poor run game throughout the 2013 season. So, the Browns were in need of huge overhaul and influx of talent at the two backfield spots. This offseason the Browns did just that by adding...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Browns have even more reason to feel good about this off-season.

The Cleveland Browns had an excellent free agency period with 9 new players signed, upgrading many areas of concern on the team in the process. They will be looking to replicate that success in the upcoming NFL draft too, when with 10 picks, they will be addressing the few remaining positions of need, while adding significant depth to the roster. Like a lot of fans, I have been going...
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April 30, 2014  |  2 Comments

Browns 2014 outlook: The need for a feature back

Editor's note: Browns beat reporter Fred Greetham will break down the Browns roster on a position-by-position basis, with the second part looking at the running back position. Running Backs (Willis McGahee, Chris Ogbonnaya, Fozzy Whittaker, Dion Lewis, Edwin Baker) McGahee (6-0, 235, 32) -- McGahee led the Browns in rushing--that's not saying much--with just 377 yards on...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns’ Dion Lewis put on injured reserve, waive Jordon Norwood

Cleveland Browns running back, Dion Lewis, was looking for a fresh start.  Coming from the Eagles, Lewis knew he could make an impact and help the Browns’ running attack.  Sadly for Lewis and sadly for the residents of Browns Territory, this will not be the case. Josh Alper of NBCSports reports that the Browns have placed RB, Dion Lewis, on injured reserve, a move the Browns...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dion Lewis Officially Out For The Season

Browns halfback Dion Lewis is out for the season. SOURCE: Tony Grossi, ESPN ClevelandFantasy Spin:Lewis suffered a broken leg last weekend versus Detroit. He probably would have been the backup for Trent Richardson if he had stayed healthy. Instead, that honor will go to Brandon Jackson (eight rushes, 54 yards in 2012).
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns place Dion Lewis on IR

The Cleveland Browns have placed running back Dion Lewis on season-ending injured reserve after he broke his leg a couple of week’s ago during a preseason game against the Lions. #Browns shut down RB Dion Lewis. On IR all year with broken leg. — Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) August 26, 2013 Lewis was looking good before he went down.  Hopefully next year he’ll be able to pick...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Today the Cleveland Browns signed small school standout RB Jamaine Cook

After being released earlier this season by the Browns, small school running back Jamaine Cook was getting a little restless, but he never once lost faith in the big man. Today a few days after the Browns lost Dion Lewis to an injury, the Browns called the small school standout back. Cook is a smaller […]
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns provide updates on injured players

Late Friday afternoon in a conference call Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski gave updates on the players hurt in Thursday’s win over the Detroit Lions. Dion Lewis: “Dion Lewis, as I mentioned last night, has a fibula fracture. It’s going to require surgery. That has not been scheduled yet.” Barkevious Mingo: “Barkevious Mingo has a bruised lung. He felt better this morning...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Lewis, Pinkston Out for Start of Season; Mingo Uncertain

Rob Chudzinski gave an update on the current status of the players that were injured against the Lions on Friday afternoon with the most notable news being that rookie Barkevious Mingo will remain in the Cleveland Clinic for observation. He also said that Dion Lewis will undergo surgery to repair his fractured fibula. He wouldn't give a timetable of either player's return...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns game 3 plans should remain unchanged: Cleveland Browns Injury Roundtable

With injuries to Gary Barnidge, Jason Pinkston, Barkevious Mingo and Dion Lewis, it’s worth wondering if the Browns should change some of their plans for week three against the Colts. With that in mind, here’s a WFNY roundtable to talk about the injuries and what the Browns should do in reaction. Craig: So now that the Browns have been bitten by the injury bug, and now that...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns lose backup RB to broken leg

The Cleveland Browns will not have Dion Lewis when the season beings. Lewis, 22, had seemingly locked up the backup running back job for the Browns prior to the injury which occurred during Thursday’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions. The third-year player was carted off the field Thursday night. Lewis ran five times for 33 yards and had caught four passes for 15 yards...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Dion Lewis suffers broken left fibula

In their second preseason matchup, the Browns beat the Lions 24-6.  However, I know there was at least one Browns’ fan who was screaming, “Back up the truck, back it up!”  It was a night of loss as the Browns’ suffered a multitude of injures.  None was more impactful and serious than the one suffered by Cleveland Browns’ running back, Dion Lewis. Mary Kay Cabot of...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dion Lewis Goes Down with Fractured Fibula

Cleveland running back Dion Lewis, who was the leading candidate to back up Trent Richardson, suffered a fractured fibula in Thursday night's exhibition game against Detroit.Fantasy Spin:That's bad news for the Browns and good news for Brandon Jackson and Montario Hardesty. Jackson is the new favorite to win the backup role and Hardesty might make the final 53-man roster.
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Barkevious Mingo suffers a bruised lung, Dion Lewis has a broken leg

The Cleveland Browns looked pretty good during tonight’s win over the Lions, but they lost running back Dion Lewis to a fractured fibula and rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo ended up in the hospital with a bruised lung. The good news is that Mingo should be fine, but losing Lewis will be tough.  He was having a nice preseason. The Browns are now thin at running back with Lewis...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns RB Dion Lewis Suffers Fractured Fibula

Mary Kay Cabot reports that Browns RB Dion Lewis suffered a fractured fibula during Thursday’s preseason game against the Lions. Lewis was expected to be the team’s No. 2 running back with Brandon Jackson and Chris Ogbonnaya competing with the for a single roster spot. Montario Hardesty is also dealing with multiple injuries, so there are a lot of question marks behind Trent...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Dion Lewis fractures fibula, Barkevious Mingo hospitalized

The news coming from Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski after the Browns’ 24-6 preseason win over the Detroit Lions was tough to hear. Running back Dion Lewis suffered a fractured fibula during the third quarter of the game on a third and nine swing pass. First round pick Barkevious Mingo was originally reported out with a rib injury, but actually bruised his lung and was kept...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mingo hospitalized; Lewis out indefinitely

CLEVELAND An exciting night for the Cleveland Browns ended with disappointing news. After the Browns 24-6 preseason win over the Lions, head coach Rob Chudzinski said first-round pick Barkevious Mingo will remain hospitalized overnight with a bruised lung and that running back Dion Lewis has a fractured fibula. Lewis had been having an outstanding camp. Chudzinski said no decisions...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Dion Lewis carted off with an ankle injury

Cleveland Browns running back Dion Lewis was carted off the field during tonight’s preseason game against the Lions with an ankle injury. Browns backup RB Dion Lewis carted off with left ankle injury. Was having a great camp. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) August 16, 2013 We certainly hope all is well with Lewis.  He’s had a nice preseason so far.     Need NFL Tickets...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns vs Rams: Evaluating the performances

Thursday I gave you five things I was watching for each the starters and the reserves. This is the evaluation of those topics. From the starters: 1) The Browns did have a rhythm on offense. Unlike many games last season, Weeden came out and hit receivers early. The first play from scrimmage Weeden hit Lewis on a little swing pass out of the backfield. He hit on his next three passes...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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