Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine (22) enters the field before the game against the Miami Dolphins at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Former Buckeye Asks Browns for Tryout

The Cleveland Browns just made one of the most head scratching roster moves in recent memory. On Wednesday, September 18 the Cleveland franchise traded away their second year, face of the franchise running back Trent Richardson for a first round pick in this years upcoming draft.

While this leaves a huge hole in the backfield for the Browns, a former Buckeye running back is looking to take advantage of it.

Maurice Clarett is looking to get back to playing football, and when he heard about the shock move to send Richardson to Indy, he couldn’t resist but to stir up the rumor mill by tweeting the Cleveland Browns asking if he could have a try out. Here is what the former Buckeye had to say.

“@ReeseClarett13: @Browns can I get a workout? I still have plenty of mileage on these legs..!!!!!!”

He later tweeted out this.

“@ReeseClarett13:I had behavior problems that I cleaned up. Never had playing problems.”

Clarett, whose claim to fame is the 2002 undefeated national championship season for the Buckeyes where the true freshman rushed for over 1300 yards and 18 touchdowns. Incredible numbers for any running back in NCAA football, especially for a true freshman.

Maurice Clarett, who tried to make an impact in the league was later sent to prison on various charges after a disappointing stint with the Broncos.

The man who is now 29 is looking for a second chance to recapitulate the state of Ohio again by trying out for the Cleveland Browns.




Clarett hasn’t played a competitive game of football since 2011, so it is not surprise that he doesn’t have an agent. With the shock moves the Browns are making just two weeks in to the NFL season it wouldn’t surprise me if Clarett actually gets a shot to make the team. Browns PR are looking for anything positive out of the Richardson trade. Giving Clarett a shot at the roster could only help the Browns try and calm their fans down.

Whether this will happen or not is up to the Browns organization. We wish Maurice Clarett the best in his ventures of obtaining his NFL goals.



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