Running back Georger Atkinson III’s series of spectacular preseason plays earned him a spot on the Cleveland Browns roster.
Former Raiders coach Hue Jackson, the new coach of the Browns, will get his hands on Atkinson after Cleveland was awarded a waiver claim on the former Granada High and Notre Dame speedster.
Atkinson spent most of the past two years on the Raiders practice squad, with a brief 2014 stint on the active roster. He had issues with ball security, but had been improving as a player and delivered three electric plays during the exhibition games. He had touchdown runs of 53 and 35 yards in the first preseason game at Arizona and added a 1-yard touchdown run and an 81-yard kick return for a score against Seattle on Thursday. Continue Reading