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    Browns in need of a presence at running back

    So much is made of the Browns’ long-running quarterback futility, but the unexpected trade of second-year back Trent Richardson resets Cleveland’s clock on finding a franchise running back. Since returning to the league in 1999, the Browns have never had one player lead the team in rushing more than twice, a dubious distinction not shared by any other NFL.

    Year; Leading rusher; Yards (avg. per carry)

    2012; Trent Richardson; 950 (3.6)

    2011; Peyton Hillis; 587 (3.6)

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    2010; Peyton Hillis; 1,177 (4.4)

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    2009; Jerome Harrison; 862 (4.4)

    2008; Jamal Lewis; 1,002 (3.6)

    2007; Jamal Lewis; 1,304 (4.4)

    2006; Reuben Droughns; 758 (3.4)

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    2005; Reuben Droughns; 1,232 (4.0)

    2004; Lee Suggs; 744 (3.7)

    2003; William Green; 559 (3.9)

    2002; William Green; 887 (3.7)

    2001; James Jackson; 554 (2.8)

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    2000; Travis Prentice; 512 (3.0)

    1999; Terry Kirby; 452 (3.5)