RB James Davis Could Be a Sleeper Agent for the Cleveland Browns

March 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The offseason drama surrounding the quarterback position has overshadowed what could be a great story heading into 2010–the return of running back James Davis.
Davis had a breakout preseason in 2009, highlighted by an 81-yard touchdown run versus the Detroit Lions. Davis had 12 carries for 116 yards in that game and finished third overall in the preseason with 24 carries for 186 yards.
As the season began, and starting running back Jamal Lewis clearly showing he’d lost a step, a drumbeat began among the fans, trying to persuade head coach Eric Mangini to give Davis more playing time.
But Davis immediately was rocked in the first game versus the Minnesota Vikings, and then put on the injured reserve list after Week Three due to a freak shoulder injury during an opportunity period after practice.
Davis was a late round pickup for the Browns in 2009, but he had been projected to go much higher had he entered t...

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