The Browns have cut running back Robert Turbin from their 53-man roster, the team announced today (via Twitter). Turbin’s roster spot will now be occupied by offensive lineman Darrian Miller, who has been elevated from the practice squad.
Turbin, who turns 26 next month, was claimed off waivers by the Browns prior to their first regular season game, despite the fact that he was still recovering from an ankle injury. After sitting out for five weeks, Turbin made his Cleveland debut against the Broncos last month, and appeared in three games for the team.
In those three games, Turbin ran the ball 18 times for 60 yards, adding another eight yards on two receptions. While it briefly appeared as though he may become a significant part of the offense, fumbling issues plagued Turbin against the Cardinals, and may have ultimately led to his release. The Browns will move forward with Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. carrying the load.
Crowell and Johnson are currently the only running backs on Cleveland’s roster, outside of fullback Malcolm Johnson, so we’ll see if the team makes another move later in the work to fortify the position. As for Turbin, he’ll have to pass through waivers before becoming a free agent.