Tyrone Moss

Tyrone Moss' Browns Career Lasts a Week

Just a couple of days ago, the Akron Beacon-Herald was suggesting that Tyrone Moss could work his way into the Browns' running back rotation as an undrafted free agent., and Moss was comparing himself to Jamal Lewis. Sure, he ran an unimpressive 4.75 40-yard dash, but the thought was that he was a very solid back at Miami before some injuries, so maybe he could be an interesting power back. He had been considered by many draft guides as a potential late-round pick heading into the draft.

Well apparently he looked worse than awful in the Browns rookie minicamp. Without a chance to ever put on some shoulder pads, Moss was cut on Tuesday.

The Browns replaced him Michigan running back Jerome Jackson who impressed enough as a tryout at the minicamp to earn a contract. Jackson rushed for a grand total of 720 yards in four seasons at Michigan, but apparently he showed more than Moss did.

The Browns also signed large (6-foot-8, 300-pound) offensive tackle Cliff Louis out of the tryout camp.


Browns take look at Moss - Team needs someone to pair with Jamal Lewis

BEREA - Tyrone Moss would prefer that folks look at the first seven games of his junior season at the University of Miami rather than his senior year.

``My senior year was devastating,'' Moss said Saturday at the Browns' minicamp.

Moss is one of the undrafted free agents practicing with the Browns, and he probably is the most intriguing of the guys who were not drafted.

In his first two years at Miami, Moss ran for 956 yards playing behind Frank Gore.

When Gore left for the NFL, Moss took over as a junior and ran for 701 yards on 137 carries in eight games before being sidelined by a torn knee ligament.

Moss ready to answer critics

Tyrone Moss smiled sheepishly Saturday after the second day of Browns rookie minicamp when asked what NFL running back he should be compared to.

"It's been said Jamal Lewis and I have similar running styles," said Moss. "But everybody is different in their own way."

Lewis and Moss will be in the Browns' backfield together this year if Moss makes the final roster.

There are a couple discrepancies between the two, however.

Namely, Lewis was a first-round draft choice by the Ravens in 2000 from the University of Tennessee. Moss is trying to catch on with the Browns as an undrafted rookie from the University of Miami.

Hurricanes RB highlights undrafted free agents

Miami running back Tyrone Moss is the headline player among nine undrafted free agents signed by the Browns.

He will join the team's seven drafted players and 34 tryouts at coach Romeo Crennel's weekend rookie minicamp beginning today.

Moss was supposed to be Frank Gore's successor as the Hurricanes' feature back but a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2005 slowed his career. He came back the following year as a backup after he was suspended for missing study hall sessions.

Tyrone Moss Signs With Browns

Meanwhile, UM tailback Tyrone Moss, who graduated from Pompano Beach Ely High as Broward County's career rushing leader, signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns.

''I'm a little bit disappointed I didn't get drafted,'' Moss said, ``but I'm very excited and I feel like I have something to prove.''