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Browns sign Terrance West

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The Browns have signed the third member of their six-man draft class.

The team announced Wednesday that third-round running back Terrance West has agreed to terms on a four-year contract. With West in the fold, the Browns need to sign first-round picks Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel as well as second-rounder Joel Bitonio.

West drew a lot of interest around the league heading into the draft after completing a standout career at Towson. West ranĀ 802 times for 4,849 yards in college, a heavy workload that isn’t likely to be his fate in the NFL as a rookie.

The Browns have been talking up their running game, though, and Ben Tate hasn’t had the easiest time staying healthy over the course of his career. That could open the door for West, who would have a chance to follow in the footsteps of Redskins running back Alfred Morris in a Kyle Shanahan-designed offense that wants to make its bones on the ground while potentially starting a rookie quarterback who can make plays with his feet.

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9 Responses to “Browns sign Terrance West”
  1. hakunamangata says: Jun 11, 2014 5:25 PM

    Best RB in the draft.

    So mad the Ravens couldn’t keep that Baltimore kid at home but honestly the Browns got a steal and I look forward to him being successful behind that ridiculous O line in Cleveland!

    Good luck Mr. West!

  2. boctavious says: Jun 11, 2014 5:30 PM

    Terrance west will be a major component in this new browns heavy run offense. Tate, West, Isaac Crowell, Dion Lewis. An improved O-line with Bitonio and Mack back, Paul McQuistan coming over from the Seahawks, and adding blocking TE Jim Dray. The browns should have a successful running game that should help minimize the loss of Josh Gordon.

  3. hbdbrowns33 says: Jun 11, 2014 5:55 PM

    I will not be surprised if he splits carries with Tate or even over takes him at some point. West is a hard working guy who should be a fine pro.

  4. jpcrunk says: Jun 11, 2014 6:00 PM

    Watched him at Towson. This guy is the steal of the draft . He is awesome. Lead team to sub D1 championship game last year!!

  5. kwjsb says: Jun 11, 2014 6:19 PM

    Terrance West 5’9″ 225lbs
    Mike Pruitt 6’0″ 222lbs
    Both one cut bulldozers

  6. jchipwood says: Jun 11, 2014 6:33 PM

    Im curious to see how this young man does in the nfl. He was a beast for Towson in the playoffs.

  7. theravenlives2 says: Jun 11, 2014 6:54 PM

    I am a Ravens fan, so I hate the Browns. Still, I will have a hard time rooting against this kid. He has a heart like a lion and he took my University to a Football Championship Subdivision title game last year. Good luck, Terrance – except when you play the Ravens. See you at M&T!

  8. ballboy48 says: Jun 11, 2014 7:35 PM

    This kid was a steal

  9. arcuesta730 says: Jun 11, 2014 7:46 PM

    So what is the status of the highly touted UDFA Isaiah Crowell? Will he make the roster, or be relegated to the practice squad?

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