6 Cleveland Browns whose stock is up after preseason Giants win

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2. Cleveland Browns RB D’Ernest Johnson

Now that the preseason and camp have played out, I think it’s becoming clear that D’Ernest Johnson isn’t in a competition with Demetric Felton for the No. 3 running back job.

Felton may be competing more with JoJo Natson for a roster spot than he is with Johnson.

Johnson totaled 36 yards on the ground after four, first-half rushing attempts. He added four catches for 23 yards. Additionally, I’ve long built up his ability as a blocker–something any back on the field must be able to get done.

Johnson’s longest run went for 18 yards, another reminder that he’s capable of hitting on a big play should Kareem Hunt or Nick Chubb not be available.

Felton did end up getting some rushing looks after spending most of the week there and I thought he was just OK, rushing five times for 13 yards. He had one catch for 12 yards.