Signing Thomas Jones Makes Sense for the Cleveland Browns

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Cleveland Browns released aging veteran RB Jamal Lewis in February, it opened up a spot in the backfield that Cleveland hopes to fill this offseason.
The Browns are hoping to find a physical back to complement the speedy and elusive Jerome Harrison.
Harrison, a four year veteran, emerged late last season and rushed for 571 yards in the final three games. He has shown his play making ability in limited touches in his time in the NFL, but Harrison is considered a bit undersized for an every down back.
Harrison is generously listed at 5'9" and 205lbs. He has to be considered the favorite to enter the 2010 season as the Browns' starter, but may prove to be more valuable in a tandem back situation.
Looking for a back in the upcoming NFL draft is one possibility, but the Browns already have a trio of young players in Harrison, Chris Jennings, and the untested James Davis, who showed potential prior to a shoulder injury that landed him on injured reserve early las...

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