Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little (18) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Greg Little will need to fight for Cleveland Browns roster spot?


It was almost an assurance that Greg Little would be the odd man out under the former Cleveland Browns reigme, but the change seemed to save Little’s roster spot – at least for the current time being.

That said, Little isn’t assured of remaining on the Browns roster and the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes he’ll need fight for his roster spot come training camp.

A few years later, Little will probably be fighting for a roster spot

The Browns have a handful of early round draft picks and could very well use one on a wide receiver. Currently Josh Gordon (X receiver) and Andrew Hawkins (slot) are entrenched as starters, but there is a void at the Z receiver.

Ironically enough, that’s where Little could fit in though if the Browns end up drafting a wide receiver, they’ll likely want to put the rookie in such a position leaving Little’s status on the roster in flux.

Little, who will be entering his fourth season, had the worst statistical year of his career during the 2013 campaign.

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  • Josh Hart

    Might as well keep him around as a blocker, which he excels at. Other than that, maybe screen passes? He’s good after the catch, it’s just making the catch where he’s not.

    • E. Unbeknownst

      Blocking is secondary for Little as blocking is the primary responsibility of the linemen. Little, as a receiver, must be capable of receiving the ball, and then blocking when necessary.
      Screen passes are junk. They rely entirely on YAC, and for one reason or another, they almost never amount to anything- they’re usually a waste of down… and just the same, I don’t believe that he’s beyond dropping a screen pass.

  • Dee Mac

    He is a receiver. They are paid to catch the ball. If you can’t catch go get a 9-5 job. I don’t care how fast or athletic you are CATCHING the ball is number one.

  • E. Unbeknownst

    He is not a receiver per se. The primary responsibility of a receiver is to receive the ball that is thrown to him. He often failed to do this. Route running, getting open is all secondary. If I’m not mistaken, he has led the league in dropped passes on at least one occasion- he should have been cut then and there.