Fullback Lawrence Vickers has become the second restricted free agent to come to the OTAs and say “What the heck, I’ll just practice anyway,” despite not having a new long-term deal in place. Vickers was a huge reason the Browns suddenly became a force to be reckoned with when running the ball late last season, and seeing him in camp happy and motivated is a good sign. Like I’ve been saying before – and I’m sure other people have been as well – showing up at practice will only help in your quest to obtain the long-term deal with the team.
“I’ve shown in previous years that I can run and I can catch. Last year, they just wanted me to be a linebacker-busting machine. Whatever’s needed of me, I can do it. I’m your guy.”
He is a linebacker-busting machine, and the Browns could certainly use him. I have little doubt that the Browns will re-sign him eventually, because I imagine they salivate at the thought of what the physical Vickers-Hillis-Hardesty combinations could bring on the field.