Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Running Backs

There’s no secrets with the Cleveland Browns’ offensive game plan this season. They’re going to run the ball. And run it again. And run it again on third down.Without Josh Gordon, the Browns will be forced even more into being a run-first team. Obviously, no team in today’s NFL will completely abandon the passing game, but when looking at the offense, the running backs have...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns make cuts, Grossman kept as third QB

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns released veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson and running backs Dion Lewis and Chris Ogbonnaya to get to the 53-player roster limit. Rex Grossman will begin the season as Cleveland's third quarterback behind starter Brian Hoyer and backup Johnny Manziel. Grossman recently signed with the Browns, who are hoping he can help Hoyer and Manziel with the team...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns cut Dion Lewis

Running back Dion Lewis emerged from Pitt in 2011, joining another former Pitt tailback (LeSean McCoy) on the roster of the Steelers. But for Lewis, a fifth-round draft pick, the NFL thing hasn’t gone nearly as well. Traded for the Browns for linebacker Emmanuel Acho after two seasons, 24 regular-season games, and 171 total rushing yards, Lewis broke a leg last summer, missing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns make surprising moves in first wave of final roster cuts

According to various reports the Cleveland Browns have released running backs Dion Lewis and Chris Ogbonnaya and veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson in their first wave of roster cuts. Teams leaguewide have to cut down to the regular-season roster size of 53 by Saturday afternoon. It figures to be a busy weekend for the Browns with hundreds of players hitting the waiver wire and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Crowell Likely To Make Cleveland Browns Roster

(USA Today photo)Months after going undrafted, Isaiah Crowell looks like he'll have a spot on the Cleveland Browns opening day roster. The Browns released running back Dion Lewis early Saturday morning, meaning Crowell will likely grab the final running back spot.Looks like Isaiah Crowell made the #Browns amid reports of Dion Lewis being released. Love his potential in this refashioned...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns start roster cuts; First cut RB Dion Lewis

The Cleveland Browns have until 4 o’clock today to get their roster down to 53 players. Today the first move they made was releasing running back Dion Lewis. @ProFootballTalk: Browns release RB Dion Lewis, per league source. The post Browns start roster cuts; First cut RB Dion Lewis appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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WATCH: Johnny Manziel's First NFL Touchdown Pass Was Not What You'd Have Expected

It took Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel two games to throw his first NFL touchdown pass, but he finally got it Monday night against the Washington Redskins. Knowing him you would have expected him to throw some kind of crazy downfield pass after eluding half of the defense, but that was far from the case.Instead the play involved him backpedaling as he passed the ball...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Offensive Lineman Executes Worst Block Ever On Screen Play

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey executed the worst block ever on a screen play on Monday night. First he ran into the running back Dion Lewis and then he tripped over him. I wouldn’t want to be him in the film room tomorrow. [@BrendanPorath] The post Browns Offensive Lineman Executes Worst Block Ever On Screen Play appeared first on Diehardsport.
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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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July 23, 2014  |  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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July 04, 2014  |  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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July 04, 2014  |  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

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).
Via Fantasy Football Champs
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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...
Via NFL Injury Report
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.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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