I cant see Suggs staying healthy to make any serious threat to Droughns job. Suggs is nothing more then a 3rd down back in Cleveland. Heres what Savage had to say the other day.
Browns starting RB job still belongs to Droughns
BEREA - A year ago, Lee Suggs was ahead of Reuben Droughns in the race to be the Browns’ No. 1 running back.
Coming off a 1,232-yard rushing year, Droughns heads for this weekend’s minicamp as the No. 1 guy, but Suggs is healthy and might apply some heat.
Droughns didn’t help himself with his recent arrest on domestic violence charges.
“If Lee comes back and lights it up,” General Manager Phil Savage recently said, “then that’s something we would talk about, but at this point ... what have you done for me lately? Reuben rushed for 1,200 yards, and Lee was injured some.
“The idea would be for Reuben to be the lead guy and then to have two others complement in some way, either as a true backup, a tailback type or the No. 3, change-up type.”
The Browns are beginning to figure out whether fifth-round pick Jerome Harrison can fit into the running back mix.
“He’s got a knack for finding the crease and squirting through,” Savage said. “He has good vision.”
Droughns’ legal situation is pending. Savage makes it sound as though the Browns have practiced “tough love” with the 27-year-old in the wake of the incident.
“He’s been given the word that it’s something we take very seriously,” Savage said.