Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Fozzy Whittaker (34) runs back a kick 34 yards during third quarter action against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers lost 31-28 as the Texans scored the winning field goal as time expired. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Cleveland Browns claim RB Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from San Diego Chargers


The Cleveland Browns are looking to bolster their running back depth after performance to forget against the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite picking up the win, the Browns rushed for just 89 yards on 30 carries (3 yards-per-carry).

Today, they added a guy off waivers who could easily rise up the depth chart and get meaningful snaps in the coming weeks:

Whittaker appeared in three games with the Chargers this season before they waived him Saturday. He returned six kickoffs for 156 yards (26.0 average). His longest return was 42 yards, and he fumbled once.

Whittaker spent the final two weeks of this past season on the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals. He entered the NFL last year as an undrafted rookie from the University of Texas.

With Bobby Rainey and Willis McGahee ahead of him on the depth chart, it’s not crazy to see Fozzy eventually getting a decent amount of carries.


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  • Mark Shafer

    I think he will do good with the Browns

  • OP Bolt

    Best of luck Fozzy – you made many fans in San Diego, and we hated to see you go.