Houston Texans: Terrance West a possibility?


The Cleveland Browns apparently have a log jam at running back and may be looking to move one of their young players. Reports indicate the Browns have been receiving offers for second-year running back Terrance West.

West was selected in the third round out of Towson University and spent much of the season as the lead back for the Browns in 2014. For the year he had 673 yards rushing and four touchdowns with an average of 3.9 yards per carry.

The Houston Texans are one of the teams reportedly interested per NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

West put up decent numbers on a poor team last season and could compete for time with current Texans starter, Alfred Blue, who is currently replacing injured star Arian Foster.

Blue, a sixth round choice from LSU in 2014 had 528 yards and two scores as a rookie with an average of 3.1 yards per carry. During the preseason Blue looks to have improved some as he had 81 yards on 17 carries, but most of his damage was done in the first contest where he put up 59 yards on nine carries.

The numbers against the Niners could have been inflated as the team was decimated with the loss of coaches and good players who retired suddenly. Blue ran over a defense that is in the beginning stages of a re-bulidng mode.

The remainder of Blue’s preseason consisted of being stuffed at the goal line and wound up with only 22 yards on eight carries for a putrid 2.75 yards per attempt.

West could serve as an upgrade while possibly being a future replacement for the aging and often injured Foster, who is approaching 30-years of age and has missed significant time in each of the past three seasons.

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