Duke Johnson: Browns want to run ball more

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The Cleveland Browns have an ample amount of quarterbacks and wide receivers to choose from going into the 2016 season. However, it looks like this team is planning on being more physical with the ball by running it this year.

Second-year running back Duke Johnson, drafted in the third round of the 2015 draft, spoke with reporters on Saturday and said that the team is looking to be more physical. He said that new head coach Hue Jackson is looking to establish a run game in 2016.

The Browns have some running backs that have a ton of potential in Johnson, Isaiah Crowell and Glenn Winston. So, it certainly seems like they could have a good shot of establishing a dominant run game.

In his rookie season, Johnson rushed for 379 yards and caught 61 passes for 534 yards and two scores. Crowell had a down year from his fantastic 2014 season, where he ran for 607 yards and eight scores, rushing for 706 yards and only four touchdowns.

The team wants to improve their game on the ground, but they did draft five receivers, including Corey Coleman in the first round, in April. It should be interesting to see what kind of look the Browns have going into the 2016 season.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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