News: West's teammate, Isaiah Crowell, took the first snap at running back as Browns OTAs started Tuesday morning, ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reports.
Impact: West, Crowell and rookie third-round pick Duke Johnson are all expected to compete for significant roles in one of the key position battles to watch this summer. West and Crowell have the advantage in size and experience, while Johnson offers superior speed, agility and receiving skills. The Cleveland offense doesn't look especially promising, but the team does have a talented offensive line and defense, which along with a lack of playmakers at quarterback and wide receiver, could lead to a run-heavy approach.
News: Crowell took the first snap at Browns OTAs on Tuesday, ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reports.
Impact: And so the battle begins. Crowell, Terrance West and third-round rookie Duke Johnson are all candidates to lead the Cleveland backfield, and it won't be at all surprising if there's a committee to start the season. This is one of the top position battles to track throughout the summer, but there's no need to put much stock in Crowell getting the first snap at OTAs. Johnson doesn't have the benefit of experience, but he's both the most talented of the trio and the best receiver.