Lions' RB Aaron Brown makes his case
Second-year running back Aaron Brown enhanced his chances of making the 53-man roster with a strong performance in the 35-27 preseason win over Cleveland on Saturday night.
At running back there will be tough roster decisions. Brown made his case by scoring two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter -- one from four yards out, the other for two yards. That put the Lions over the top for the win, but it was also against the Browns’ backup defense.
What will help Brown’s case is his return game. He returned four kicks for 95 yards, with the longest at 28 yards.
Brown was a sixth-round pick by the Lions in 2009. His speed is what has kept him around so far.
“He did a nice job running the football. Going back, it was probably his best complete game as a running back,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said. “I’d like to see him get a little bit more aggressive on some of his returns -- he bobbled that one ball on the kickoff return -- but (he) did a nice job in the passing game, did a nice job in the running game, running both inside and outside. So I thought Aaron did a nice job there.’’
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