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Top Demetric Felton News

  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Ascends returner depth chart

    Felton is likely to settle in atop the depth chart at kick and punt returner after Jakeem Grant exited Tuesday's practice with an Achilles injury, Zack Jackson of The Athletic reports.

    Felton is the first line for the return gig, but D'Ernest Johnson, Anthony Schwartz, Ja'Marcus Bradley and Mike Harley could also be used in practice and preseason games. Since the start of the preseason, Felton's chances of making the Week 1 roster have improved considerably. After the Browns drafted Jerome Ford this spring to add to an already crowded running back room, the hybrid back/receiver found himself on the roster bubble. Since then, injuries to several wide receivers gave Felton plenty of reps at the position, and now Grant's injury creates an opportunity for Felton in the return game.

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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Gets reps in slot

    Felton has taken reps at slot receiver the first two days of camp, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.

    Felton is part of a crowded running back room but has experience as a wideout. He's getting fill-in reps while David Bell (foot) is on the active/PUP list. Felton could see more reps with Anthony Schwartz sustaining a knee injury Thursday. Bell's injury is not considered serious, and the Browns will evaluate Schwartz, who left under his own power with a trainer Thursday.

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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Works with wideouts Wednesday

    Felton worked out with the Browns' wide receivers Wednesday when the team opened its training camps kicked off camp, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

    Felton is a hybrid running back/wide receiver who doesn't have a clear path to consistent snaps at either position. His inclusion in the receiver room for the start of summer workouts is likely a reaction to rookie wideout David Bell (foot) opening camp on the active/PUP list. As such, Felton could be a beneficiary of Bell's injury should it linger, although Anthony Schwartz ascends to third on the depth chart behind Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones in the short term.

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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Focus on RB in 2022

    A Cleveland scout said Felton will focus on running back in 2022, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Felton was dubbed a hybrid back when he was selected in the 2021 Draft, capable of playing running back or wide receiver, but he spent most of time in the receivers' room as a rookie. It's unclear what shape Felton's role will take in 2022. He was one of the Browns' primary returners last season, but Cleveland added Jakeem Grant for both punt and kick returns this offseason, and the selection of running back Jerome Ford in the fifth round adds to a crowded backfield.

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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Scores in finale

    Felton had one carry for six yards and caught both of his targets for 18 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown catch, in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Bengals.

    Billed has hybrid back/wideout when drafted in the sixth round of the 2021 Draft out of UCLA, Felton finished the season with more catches (18) than rushing attempts (seven). He served primarily as a pass catcher when used on offense, but he played only 130 snaps (12.4 percent share) on that unit and was mostly used in the return game, both punts and kickoffs. He had a couple of muffs in Week 14, prompting the Browns to use others as the primary returner in each role. He's under contract for 2022, but there's little chance for him to move up the running back depth chart. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt will return, while D'Ernest Johnson, who played well when the top two backs were injured, is a restricted free agent.

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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Invisible in Week 17

    Felton played one snap on offense and 10 on special teams in Monday's 26-14 loss to Pittsburgh.

    The rookie was barely seen Monday; after being the team's primary kick returner the last two weeks, he was replaced in that role by D'Ernest Johnson. Felton's had an up-and-down season, but he could get more opportunities in Week 18 against the Bengals. The Browns' playoff hopes were dashed before the team took the field Monday, and they have nothing to gain next week. Additionally, head coach Kevin Stefanski told Zac Jackson of The Athletic that Nick Chubb got banged up Monday, though he stayed in the game. To preserve Chubb, Stefanski could roll with a duo of Felton and Johnson in the backfield for Cleveland's final game of the season.

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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Minimal use on offense

    Felton returned four kickoffs for 83 yards and played four snaps on offense in Week 16's 24-22 loss to the Packers on Saturday.

    Felton's playing time on offense took a hit with Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list, dropping him from a season-high 29 snaps against the Raiders in Week 15 to four against Green Bay. He did serve as the team's primary kick returner for a second straight game, however. He appears to have taken over the kick-return duties from fellow rookie Anthony Schwartz, who was active for the second consecutive game following a three-game absence due to a concussion.

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  • Browns' Demetric Felton: Increased activity in loss

    Felton caught three of four targets for 16 yards and returned one kickoff for 24 yards in Monday's 16-14 loss to the Raiders.

    With Kareem Hunt (ankle), Austin Hooper and Jarvis Landry all on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Felton saw an uptick in targets and playing time. He was on the field for a season-high 29 offensive snaps (52 percent). The rookie has made a bigger impact as a return man this season, but he was removed as the primary punt returner Monday after muffing a couple of punts in last week's win over Baltimore. Donovan Peoples-Jones took over as the punt returner.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Age: 24
School: UCLA
Experience: 2