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Browns rookie WR Little gets promotion

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By Mike Wilkening

After a review of the offense during the Week Five bye, the Browns promoted rookie WR Greg Little into the starting lineup at the "X" position. He replaces Brian Robiskie, who has been an infrequent target in the passing game. Head coach Pat Shurmur has said that Little and Joshua Cribbs will play regularly, and it's clear that those receivers, along with Mohamed Massaquoi, who's the other starting wideout, are the top three options at the position. An evaluator who has watched Cleveland called Little a "good player" but that no Browns wideout merited special attention from an opposing defense right now. According to the evaluator, something that could help the passing game, which has been the featured part of the offense early this season — albeit somewhat because the team trailed in several games — is running the ball more. "It makes the intermediate passing game more viable," he said. QB Colt McCoy has said running the ball more is an offensive goal going forward. 

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