Demetric Felton Jr. loses RB3 job and roster spot

The Cleveland Browns continue their cuts ahead of the 4:00 EST deadline as they take the ax to the running back room. The Browns announced the release of running back Demetric Felton Jr. during a flurry of roster moves.

Felton was drafted by the team in the sixth round in the 2021 draft. Lauded for his versatility by the team, the running back was primarily used as a wide receiver early in his career. The Browns sought to get the ball in the hands of the shifty talent, using him as a return specialist, where he received All-Rookie Team honors from the PFWA. Felton would become a jack of all trades, master of none, making this roster move unsurprising.

Felton Jr. has an uncanny ability to make would-be tacklers miss in close quarters. However, his size and lack of top-end speed have so far limited his role. I could see the Browns being interested in him returning to the team’s practice squad. He can become an NFL contributor if he can learn to master a position.

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire