The Tennessee Titans have traded for Cleveland Browns running back Terrance West, sending a conditional 2016 seventh round draft pick the other way.
The Titans were in need of a running back after their rookie David Cobb injured his calf and had to be placed on the injury reserve. This therefore means Cobb won’t be eligible to play until after eight games.
West will join Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster in the Titans backfield and is still expected to be able to compete for the starting job throughout the season.
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West apparently comes with his problems though. Whilst he will be labelled as a draft bust by the Browns, who took him in the third round of the 2014 draft, because of his inconsistency, the running back has also been described has having maturity issues.
This is why he was traded to the Titans according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. The likelihood is that if the Titans hadn’t traded for him, the Browns would’ve cut him. You wouldn't of blamed them if this is true, as immaturity is one of the worst things to have in the locker room at a franchise that hasn't exactly achieved anything of worth recently.
West was the leading rusher for the Browns last season, with 673 yards, so this will be something the Titans will wish to capitalise on and improve upon if he ever becomes the starter.
Responding to the trade, the Browns will have Isaiah Crowell and rookie Duke Johnson as their leading backs, but there has been rumours that Ray Rice may be receiving a call from the franchise soon as a possible third option.
West has the ability to work well for the Titans, but if any inconsistency and maturity issues continue, don’t expect his stay at the AFC South team to be long either.