The Cleveland Browns feel confident RB Dion Lewis and WR Travis Benjamin can handle kick return duties, which is why fan favorite WR Joshua Cribbs was allowed to leave via free agency without much effort to re-sign him. Plus, Cribbs is 30, and there are concerns about his knee. The Browns like the speed of Lewis, especially as a third-down back.
Huddle Up: Cribbs was a special teams mainstay in Cleveland, but between his age and his knee and the new regime the Browns have opted to go a different direction. If Lewis sees the field as a third-down back as well as a returner he could bring a little something to the fantasy table in leagues where his kick return stats count.
Posted: 4/11/2013 12:24pm et
The Cleveland Browns acquired RB Dion Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for LB Emmanuel Acho.
Huddle Up: Lewis, a fifth-round pick by Philly in 2011, only has had 39 total touches in 2 seasons, but has the chance for more if he can carve out a role as the Browns' third-down/change-of-pace back behind starter Trent Richardson.
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