The Cleveland Browns announced on Sunday that they have traded RB Terrance West to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2016. Per several reports on Twitter, it is a conditional seventh-round pick. It was a move that general manager Ray Farmer was itching to make happen before his four-game suspension kicks in on Monday.
West's attitude and work ethic came into question during his rookie season in 2014, and now the former third-round pick out of Towson has been shipped out of town, leaving RB Isaiah Crowell and RB Duke Johnson as the only two backs on the roster. Crowell is currently the favorite to start in Week 1 against the New York Jets, while Johnson's status is still up-in-the-air due to the concussion he suffered in the team's third preseason game.
With only two running backs on the roster, it is expected that the Browns will add another running back to the 53-man roster soon. In an emergency situation, fullback Malcolm Johnson could receive a few carries.
The Browns face the Titans in Week 2 for Cleveland's home opener, so there could certainly be a bit of a mini-rivalry there when West takes on the Browns' defense.