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Browns reportedly plan to get Johnson more involved

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 04: Running back Duke Johnson Jr. #29 of the Cleveland Browns catches a touchdown pass in front of Donald Butler #56 of the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on October 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson reportedly plans to get RB Duke Johnson Jr. involved as much as possible this season given his ability to “do everything.”
  • During his two seasons in Cleveland, Johnson has proven to be an effective receiving threat out of the backfield, posting a top-10 receiving grade among running backs both seasons.
  • Despite being healthy all season, Johnson’s usage and production curiously declined from 2015 to 2016 as he saw a decrease in total snaps, carries, and receptions. However, Johnson continued to take advantage of his more limited opportunities, again forcing the second-most missed tackles (21) after the catch among all running backs.

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