The Cleveland Browns made a pair of minor roster moves on Thursday, signing running back Terrence Magee and releasing running back Darius Jackson.
The Cleveland Browns signed running back Terrence Magee on Thursday.
In a corresponding transaction, the team released running back Darius Jackson, who the Browns claimed on waivers last season but was inactive for the three games he was with the team..
Magee was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of LSU in 2015. He appeared in three games that season for the Ravens, rushing two times for five yards and catching one pass for two yards.
He was with the Browns in 2016, spending seven weeks on the team’s practice squad, before the Seattle Seahawks signed him away. He played in two games for the Seahawks, rushing three times for 12 yards.
The 5-foot-9 and 220-pound Magee appeared in 40 games over four years with LSU, finishing with 1,330 career rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. His best season was 2013, when he averaged 7.3 yards per carry and rushed for eight touchdowns.
According to his 2015 draft profile at NFL.com, Magee is a:
"Limited, dime-a-dozen running back who will get some attention from teams for his willingness to stick his nose into blitzers and protect the quarterback on third downs. Has just three kickoff returns over last two seasons, so he’s likely a camp body who must find a way to shine with limited reps."
Head coach Hue Jackson reiterated his desire to run the ball this fall, but it is hard to see Magee finding a roster spot.
The Browns already have veterans Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, and added Matthew Dayes in the draft, so Magee may turn out to be not much more than, as his draft profile highlighted, a camp body.