Terrance West signs deal, expected to fill major role

The Cleveland Browns running back situation was laughable at best last season with the team jettison Trent Richardson early and then using Willis McGahee as their lead back.

In the end it was Ben Tate who took over the role as the Browns best back despite cracked ribs. Tate rumbled to 771 yards and four touchdowns across 14 games, including seven starts.

On Wednesday the Browns signed third-round pick Terrance west to a four-year deal worth $2.796 million and includes a $527,400 signing bonus.

While Tate figures to be at the top of the depth chart to begin the season the Browns will also give a healthy amount of reps to West.

West has been working with the first team and according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer “is expected to play a major role for the Browns offensively.”

Chris Ogbonnaya has also seen time with the Browns first team during OTAs so it will be interesting to see how things shake out once training camp begins.