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AFC North Standings

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2023 Rushing

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Top Pierre Strong Jr. News

  • Browns' Pierre Strong: Role likely to grow

    Strong had two carries for one yard and a touchdown and failed to catch his only target in Monday's 26-22 loss to the Steelers.

    Strong, who played only 13 special-teams snaps in Week 1, saw his first action of the season on offense after the Browns lost Nick Chubb to a potentially season-ending knee injury. Jerome Ford will move to the No. 1 spot on the depth chart while Strong becomes the primary backup. The 24-year-old was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2022 draft and was mainly a special-teams contributor during his rookie season, producing 100 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries over 49 offensive snaps, but he got traded to Cleveland in late August after New England signed Ezekiel Elliott. Ford and Strong could be joined by Hassan Hall, who is currently on the Browns' practice squad.

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  • Browns' Pierre Strong: Special teams only in opener

    Strong did not play an offensive snap in Sunday's 24-3 win over the Bengals in Week 1.

    Strong operated as the No. 3 back but did not see the field while the Browns were on offense. The former Patriot instead played 13 snaps on special teams while Nick Chubb and Jerome Ford handled all the backfield duties. Strong, who was traded to Cleveland in late August, could see a bigger role in the backfield once he's more familiar with the playbook.

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  • Browns' Pierre Strong: Could have role early on?

    Strong may have a role in the Browns offense to start the season, Irie Harris of reports.

    Strong is one of three RBs on the initial 53-man roster, along with Nick Chubb and Jerome Ford, after the Browns traded OT Tyrone Wheatley to New England for the running back this past Sunday. While Ford's recent return to practice after battling a hamstring injury suggests Strong may not really be needed Week 1, a small role on offense isn't out of the question, nor is playing time on special teams.

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  • Browns' Pierre Strong: Traded to Cleveland

    The Patriots traded Strong to the Browns in exchange for Tyrone Wheatley on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    With the addition of Ezekiel Elliott, Strong found himself buried on New England's running back depth chart, which is led by Rhamondre Stevenson, and was losing ground to fellow 2022 draft pick Kevin Harris. In Cleveland, there's less of a logjam behind Nick Chubb, so Strong will be competing with Jerome Ford, Demetric Felton and others for backup opportunities.

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  • Patriots' Pierre Strong: Works behind Harris

    Strong took eight carries for 31 yards and caught both of his targets for 13 yards in Friday's 23-7 preseason loss to the Titans.

    Strong proved his health after spending about a week and a half in concussion protocol, though he came off the bench behind fellow 2022 draft pick Kevin Harris. With Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott locked in atop the depth chart and Ty Montgomery (leg) potentially competing for a role if/when he can get healthy, it isn't clear the Patriots will keep both Strong and Harris. It does seem Strong may have helped his case Friday night when he was one of the few bright spots on an ugly night for New England.

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  • Patriots' Pierre Strong: Back at practice Tuesday

    Strong (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Strong is sporting a red, non-contact jersey for Tuesday's session, but this puts him on track to play in the preseason finale Friday against the Titans after he missed last weekend's exhibition. Strong is trying to carve out a pass-catching role in New England's offense behind Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott.

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  • Patriots' Pierre Strong: Expected back this week

    Strong (concussion) is expected to rejoin the team this week after not traveling to Green Bay for Saturday's preseason contest, Mike Reiss of reports.

    The report relays that Strong's recent absence from practice was due to him being in the NFL's concussion protocol, however it looks like the 2022 fourth-rounder will be back on the field in the coming days. While the Patriots' addition of Ezekiel Elliott (to work in tandem with Rhamondre Stevenson) impacts Strong's fantasy value in 2023, the 24-year-old's speed does give him a chance to earn a role in a backfield that also includes Kevin Harris, J.J. Taylor and Ty Montgomery, the latter of whom continues to miss time with a leg injury.

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  • Patriots' Pierre Strong: Not playing Saturday

    Strong (undisclosed) is not in uniform for Saturday's preseason game against the Packers, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

    Strong has been missing practice time this week with an undisclosed injury. With Ty Montgomery (undisclosed) also sidelined, we should expect to see plenty of J.J. Taylor and Kevin Harris in Saturday's exhibition. Rhamondre Stevenson and newcomer Ezekiel Elliott could also make cameos.

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  • Patriots' Pierre Strong: Remains sidelined

    Strong (undisclosed) didn't practice Thursday, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.

    Ty Montgomery (leg) also continued to miss practice Thursday, which likely means the duo won't suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Packers. Once Strong is back on the practice field, he'll look to secure a change-of-pace role in a New England backfield that is slated to be led by the one-two punch of Rhamondre Stevenson and newcomer Ezekiel Elliott.

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  • Patriots' Pierre Strong: Absent from practice Monday

    Strong (undisclosed) didn't practice Monday, Mark Daniels of MassLive reports.

    With Strong and Ty Montgomery (leg) both unavailable Monday, more reps were left over for Kevin Harris, J.J. Taylor and CJ Marable behind Rhamondre Stevenson. Strong will look to make a prompt return, as he's looking to secure the primary backup role in his second NFL season. The 2022 fourth-round pick started Thursday's preseason opener against Houston and turned nine touches into 33 scrimmage yards.

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  • Patriots' Pierre Strong: Gets nine touches

    Strong rushed six times for 21 yards and caught all three of his targets for 12 yards in Thursday night's 20-9 loss to the Texans in the preseason opener.

    Strong started but alternated with fellow tailback Kevin Harris, who rushed eight times for 10 yards. The pair of running backs are currently competing with Ty Montgomery (leg) -- who sat out Thursday's contest -- for slotting behind ascending starter Rhamondre Stevenson.

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  • Patriots' Pierre Strong: Expected to see action Thursday

    Strong is among the younger Patriots players who is expected to see some early action in Thursday's preseason opener against the Texans, Paul Perillo of the team's official site reports.

    While head coach Bill Belichick hasn't specifically outlined his plans for who will play in Thursday, based on the way Tuesday's practice played out, the Patriots appear set to rest or limit a number of key players. As a result, the door could be open for the likes of Strong, fellow running back Kevin Harris, and receivers Tyquan Thornton, Kayshon Boutte and Demario Douglas to get some run with the team's reserve quarterbacks versus Houston. Though Rhamondre Stevenson is entrenched as the Patriots' top back, both Strong and Harris are competing for complementary work, with the continuing absence of Ty Montgomery (leg) having afforded the pair of 2022 draftees added opportunities in practice of late. While the 5-foot-10, 225-pound Harris is a candidate to spell Stevenson on early downs, Strong's speed could make him a change-of-pace asset this coming season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Little Rock, AR
Age: 24
School: S. Dakota St.
Experience: 2