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Running back Chris Ogbonnaya
Chris Ogbonnaya has quietly become a key cog in the Browns offense.
Not flashy or spectacular in any one area, the Texas-born running back is reliable and should be re-signed.
Ogbonnaya was counted on for a large part of this past season as a third-down back who was a solid blocker, could catch out of the backfield and was able to scamper for some positive earnings on the ground.
No. 25 came to Cleveland as a desperation pickup off of the Houston Texans' practice squad in 2011 during the Peyton Hillis gong show of "injuries."
He carved out a niche for himself last year and the numbers prove it.
The former Longhorn appeared in 15 games, during which he averaged 7.8-yards per reception on 24 catches, and amassed 10 first downs.
Ogbonnaya won't be confused with Trent Richardson on offensive statistics, but did prove much more effective in picking up the blitz when called upon to protect quarterback Brandon Weeden.
The restricted free agent does not possess the skills to become a direct backup for T-Rich. However, he earned a measly $540,000 in 2012 and is definitely worth keeping on the roster for depth.