Browns sign Terrance West


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 ran 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.

9 responses to “Browns sign Terrance West

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!

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