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Terrance West | Running Back

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
College: Towson
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Terrance West got the first rep in team drills as the Browns opened training camp Thursday.
Coach Mike Pettine said he will mix it up by day and by drill. But at the very least, West getting the first rep on the first day of camp shows he's not buried on the depth chart as previously speculated. Isaiah Crowell, who got the second rep Thursday, remains our favorite for early-down work. Rookie Duke Johnson will also push for a significant role in this muddled, hot-hand situation. Jul 30 - 11:57 AM

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Terrance West appeared to surrender reps to Duke Johnson and Shaun Draughn during OTAs and minicamp.

The Browns have said they want to ride the hot hand at running back this season. It's going to be very difficult for West to get that hot hand if he's fourth in line behind Isaiah Crowell, Johnson and Draughn. West had a rocky rookie year, often looking average on the field and getting in the coaches' doghouse off it. The Browns used a third-round pick on Johnson in May.
Jul 28 - 8:16 AM

Browns OC John DeFilippo says he plans to "go with the guy that has the hot hand" at running back.

Per ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi, Isaiah Crowell has "workhorse" potential if he can clean up his ball security, while third-round pick Duke Johnson "was drafted to give the QB another option on passing downs." The Browns have named a formation "21 Hurricane" (Johnson is a former Miami Hurricane) in which Johnson enters the game with another tailback on the field. Perhaps most notably, Grossi's breakdown of the Browns' running back position group makes no mention of Terrance West.
Jun 19 - 11:31 AM

Browns RBs coach Wilbert Montgomery said Terrance West and Ben Tate would get into arguments in the locker room last season.

"It was bad," Montgomery said. "They would get into it, you know, in the locker room, just having words, and in the meeting room, and it takes away from what you are doing out on the field. It becomes a distraction." The Browns eventually had enough of Tate, who was also terrible on the field and is now a street free agent. West is competing with Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson for reps.
Jun 12 - 9:34 AM

Terrance West got the first rep with the first-stringers at Tuesday's OTAs.

When OTAs first opened last week, Isaiah Crowell got the first rep. This is just a reminder that the Browns will make their backs earn reps -- just like they did last year. West is expected to start off as the backup to Crowell on early downs and to Duke Johnson on pass downs, but isn't miles behind either.
Jun 2 - 12:04 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine says Terrance West has "been great" in OTAs.

It's good to know, as West's stock was damaged by the selection of Duke Johnson in the third round. Johnson should siphon snaps on passing downs, leaving West to fight for carries with Isaiah Crowell. Crowell opened with the starters in OTAs, and is the favorite to earn No. 1 duties for Week 1. As of the moment, West is a tough sell as a fantasy RB3.
May 26 - 2:43 PM

Terrance West said his goal is to enter next season weighing 215 pounds.

West played at 228 pounds last year. It's always good to hear about weight loss from running backs, and there's no doubt West could benefit from adding speed to his game. A strong offseason has potential to make West the favorite for touches over Isaiah Crowell. The Browns want to make West a "larger part of the pass game" in 2015.
Feb 7 - 2:35 PM

Terrance West rushed 18 times for 94 yards and a touchdown Week 17 against the Ravens.

The Browns' running-back roller coaster continues. After zero touches Week 16, West started and saw 20 touches against the Ravens while fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell was limited to just five looks. West finishes the season with a respectable 171 rushes for 673 yards and four scores, but he was also held under 10 touches in eight contests including two in which he did not see the ball at all. West is a talented runner in what should be a solid rushing attack in 2015, but he will be a risky fantasy option unless the backfield rotation in Cleveland becomes more clearly defined.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:59:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Terrance West will start against the Ravens in Week 17.

Literally laughing out loud. This comes a week after West played zero snaps because of poor practice habits. But he's getting the nod over Isaiah Crowell. It'll be hard not to fire up the Ravens defense anywhere and everywhere in fantasy. The Ravens need a win, and the Browns will trot out UDFA Connor Shaw at quarterback, West in the backfield, and be without Josh Gordon.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Coach Mike Pettine said a poor week of practice was the reason Terrance West played zero snaps in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

West went from starting the previous two weeks to playing behind Shaun Draughn Sunday. The third-round rookie has been in and out of the doghouse all season, highlighted by a healthy scratch in Week 6 and a 26-94-1 performance in Week 10. Pettine is earning a reputation in fantasy circles as an unpredictable coach when it comes to usage.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 09:13:00 AM

Terrance West didn't touch the football in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Isaiah Crowell (16-55) was the Browns' lead ball carrier, while Shaun Draughn played ahead of West in third-down situations. West's deletion from the Browns' offense was not foreseeable, and his usage going forward is unknown. The Browns will close out the season against the Ravens in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Terrance West rushed five times for 23 yards in the Browns' Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

For the second-straight week, West actually got the "start" over Isaiah Crowell, but it again proved ceremonial. The duo rotated, and Crowell out-touched West 7-5, out-gaining him 27-23. The Browns are clearly committed to a timeshare at running back, but West will be hard to trust as a FLEX option against the Panthers in the fantasy finals.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Terrance West rushed 15 times for 54 yards in the Browns' Week 14 loss to the Colts.

West surprisingly got the start over Isaiah Crowell despite last week's fumble-six. West operated as Cleveland's primary back for most of the first half, but was replaced in the red zone by Crowell, who scored from nine yards out late in the second quarter. Ultimately, it was an even rotation with West finishing at 15 carries and Crowell 14. Neither was involved in the passing game. West will be a shaky flex option in Week 15 against the Bengals.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Friday that "there's a chance" Terrance West will be a healthy scratch in Week 14.

Pettine fumed after West lost a fumble that Bills DE Jerry Hughes returned for a touchdown in last week's loss. Pettine did say West had a productive week of practice. We would expect West to be active for the game, but his usage is a major question mark. He can't be trusted as a flex play this week.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Coach Mike Pettine blasted Terrance West for his fumble during Sunday's loss at Buffalo.

The Browns were down just 7-3 in the third quarter when West coughed up the football and Jerry Hughes returned it for a touchdown. The final score was 26-10. "You can't be that loose with the football, it's inexcusable," Pettine said. "West really changed the whole flow of the game. ... Close games are going to come down to turnovers. Like I said, the West fumble changed everything. It's inexcusable." This blunder will only strengthen Isaiah Crowell's grip on the feature back job heading into a Week 14 home game against the Colts.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Josh McCown
2Johnny Manziel
3Connor Shaw
4Thad Lewis
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3Terrance West
4Shaun Draughn
5Glenn Winston
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Terrance West
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Terrance West
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Taylor Gabriel
3Vince Mayle
4Terrelle Pryor
5Marlon Moore
WR21Brian Hartline
2Andrew Hawkins
3Travis Benjamin
4Josh Lenz
5Shane Wynn
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Rob Housler
2Jim Dray
3Gary Barnidge
4Malcolm Johnson
5Randall Telfer
K1Travis Coons
2Carey Spear