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West was a third-round pick in 2014. He rushed for 673 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie, but never fulfilled the Browns' expectations. On Friday, coach Mike Pettine referred to West's "ups and downs," saying he "flashes at times brilliance and then other times where he gets a minus on the grade sheet."
West's departure came one day after Cleveland finalized its 53-man roster and released running back Shaun Draughn. He could be re-signed.
The Browns have been ravaged by injuries to their backs all summer. Rookie Duke Johnson is in the NFL's program for concussions, and it's not known if he'll be ready for next Sunday's season opener. Isaiah Crowell is expected to be the Browns' starting back. The team has been rumored to sign a veteran back to help bring the younger guys along. Meanwhile for the Titans, David Cobb was placed on IR reserve/return so the team was in need of a back to go along with Bishop Sankey.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm
Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 14. The Browns signed Shaun Draughn on Wednesday, which may indicate that they’re worried about Crowell’s status, though Crowell declared that he’ll “be able to go” on Sunday. Terrance West would likely start if Crowell can’t play, but West drew HC Mike Pettine’s ire with poor ball security in Week 13.
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm
Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. The Browns signed Shaun Draughn on Wednesday, which may indicate that they’re worried about Crowell’s status, though Crowell declared that he’ll “be able to go” on Sunday. Terrance West would likely start if Crowell can’t play, but West drew HC Mike Pettine’s ire with poor ball security in Week 13.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm
Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Crowell is dealing with a hip injury and is iffy for Week 14. The Browns signed Shaun Draughn on Wednesday, which may indicate that they’re worried about Crowell’s status. Terrance West would likely start if Crowell can’t play, but West drew HC Mike Pettine’s ire with poor ball security in Week 13.
Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm
Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. With Brown out, Branden Oliver is a strong play against a shaky Raiders defense. The Chargers recently signed Ronnie Brown as a Plan C and Shaun Draughn looms as another possible committee member if the Chargers continue their trend of spreading touches around their backfield. We like Oliver this week given his recent play and generous matchup against Oakland.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:22pm
Oliver has been a pleasant surprise this year, but Ronnie Brown offers knowledge of Mike McCoy's system and creditable play on passing downs. Brown spent 2012 and 2013 in San Diego before playing in three games for the Houston Texans this season.
Branden Oliver will be a hot pickup this week and looked great against what was supposed to be a top-notch Jets run defense. We saw signs from Oliver last week when Brown struggled against the Jags. The Chargers get a great matchup at Oakland in Week 6. Shaun Draughn was signed as insurance last week and could see time as well, but if Brown can't go Oliver is already shaping up as a solid play.
You’ll see a whole lot of RB Donald Brown on Sunday, with a little bit of rookie Branden Oliver sprinkled in. Brown can certainly carry the load. He rushed 31 times for 62 yards against Buffalo. But the Chargers are averaging a league-worst 2.43 yards per carry. Brown needs to pop a couple of big runs to loosen up Jacksonville’s defense. The Chargers also signed Shaun Draughn as a third running back for depth.
We have Brown ranked as a top 5 RB due to his anticipated workload and a good matchup with the Jaguars.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:02pm
Down to only two healthy running backs, the Chargers worked out Shaun Draughn and D.J. Adams at Chargers Park on Tuesday. Draughn signed a one-year deal joining the active roster, while Adams was added to San Diego’s practice squad.
This season, Draughn signed a one-year contract with the Bears and played in Chicago’s first two games before being waived Sept. 16. Draughn also has experience as a kickoff returner. Between Kansas City and Baltimore, he has a combined 25 returns for 590 yards (23.6 avg.).
Trestman said Carey “got up to speed very quickly” this preseason.
“We don’t really know how it will transition to the real deal on Sunday and the weeks to come,” Trestman said. “But he’s learned the right at this point to have the first shot.”
Shaun Draughn is no longer the correct handcuff for Forte. Owners should pick up Carey instead.
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