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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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Coach Mike Pettine was impressed with Terrance West’s second preseason game.
"I thought Terrance ran well," Pettine said. "There were a couple of two- or three-yard runs out there that were as good-looking as you’ll see." West started over Isaiah Crowell, rushing for 42 yards on 11 carries. Browns RBs coach Wilbert Montgomery has said he wants one of Cleveland’s running backs to emerge, but neither player has done anything to win the No. 1 job. With Duke Johnson close to returning, the Browns project to open the season in a committee. Aug 22 - 4:59 PM

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Terrance West rushed 11 times for 42 yards in the Browns' second preseason game Thursday night.

He got the start over Isaiah Crowell with Duke Johnson (hamstring) still on the mend. West blew a blitz protection on Cleveland's opening drive and continued to look generally pedestrian on his touches. He remains in a dogfight for carries in the Browns' backfield. Crowell had just 14 yards on five carries tonight. Through two preseason contests, West has 52 yards on 15 runs (3.47 YPC).
Aug 20 - 10:03 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said Terrance West's attitude has "taken a step" but there's still room for improvement.

Now in his second NFL season and second with Pettine, it's disturbing that West can't get his practice habits and demeanor right. He remains behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson. ESPN Cleveland has previously reported that West could be on "thin ice" and looked "chunky" at camp.
Aug 11 - 12:13 PM

Browns RB Terrance West (calf) returned to practice on Sunday.

He missed most of last week with a calf injury. With Shaun Draughn (wrist) and Duke Johnson (hamstring) both sidelined, West will have a chance to showcase himself for the starting running back job. West didn't show up to camp in the best shape and questions linger about his maturity. He'll need a strong showing this month to get out of coach Mike Pettine's doghouse.
Aug 9 - 12:15 PM

ESPN Cleveland "keep(s) hearing" Terrance West is on "thin ice because of maturity issues."

West's poor practice habits and inconsistent ball security led him into the coaches' doghouse repeatedly as a rookie. Then the team went out and spent a third-round pick on Duke Johnson while also talking up Isaiah Crowell. ESPN Cleveland added that West looks "chunky" early on in training camp.
Aug 4 - 10:05 AM

Browns RB Terrance West suffered a calf injury in Saturday's training camp practice.

It was a tough practice for Cleveland as they lost DL Billy Winn to what looked like a bad knee injury and fellow RB Duke Johnson to a tweaked hamstring. West said he was not worried about the injury, but he may miss a few days. West is competing with Isaiah Crowell for early-down work in the Browns' backfield.
Aug 1 - 12:12 PM

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

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.
Source: browns.com
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Johnny Manziel
3Connor Shaw
4Thad Lewis
5Pat Devlin
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3Terrance West
4Shaun Draughn
5Glenn Winston
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Terrance West
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Terrance West
FB1Malcolm Johnson
2Manasseh Garner
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2Taylor Gabriel
3Vince Mayle
4Terrelle Pryor
5Marlon Moore
WR21Brian Hartline
2Andrew Hawkins
3Travis Benjamin
4Josh Lenz
5Shane Wynn
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Jim Dray
3Rob Housler
4E.J. Bibbs
5Randall Telfer
K1Travis Coons
2Carey Spear