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.