When the Cleveland Browns signed Jourdan Brooks away from the Cincinnati Bengals, many in Cleveland thought they now had a guy, that could fill the hole left by a premature Lawrence Vickers departure from Cleveland.
The Browns had little to no running game last season, and this year the front office appears to be turning things around. According to Brooks’s agent, Scott Bergman Brooks is going to show the city of Cleveland why the Browns believed in him.
Bergman informs me that his client is new to the city of Cleveland, he went on to say, give him a chance to prove himself, to the city and to the team. He also said the Cleveland Browns already believe in Brooks, that’s why they signed him.
If the Browns can use Brooks to open holes at the line of scrimmage, that will be something new for the team. Brooks stands 6 foot tall and weighs 230 lbs. He played for the Bengals for a season after being promoted from the Bengals practice squad.
Brooks made the practice squad after attending a 2012 mini camp, where he tried out. He played 2 seasons of college football at Rutgers before he transferred to Morgan State. In his college career, Brooks rushed for 1,257 yards on 314 carries, he also scored 12 touchdowns, in his 4 years of college football.
Brooks can catch the ball coming out of the backfield too, he was used very little in college as a receiver, and recorded only, 5 receptions for 36 yards.
It will be interesting to say the least to watch how the Cleveland Browns use Brooks this season. The team appears to be rebuilding their offensive back-filed this off-season and they apparently have plans to run the football a lot.
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