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Browns trade for FB Andy Janovich from Broncos

Browns, Andy Janovich, Broncos

The fullback is a dying breed in today’s NFL, but the Cleveland Browns are looking to keep things traditional.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns have acquired fullback Andy Janovich in a trade with the Denver Broncos. They will send a seventh-round draft pick to the Broncos in exchange.

Janovich spent the first four years of his career in Denver and is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he was limited to just seven games due to a gruesome elbow injury. During the time he was on the field, he logged five catches for 42 yards and punched in a rushing touchdown. He played 13 percent of the Broncos’ offensive snaps.

The 26-year-old played his collegiate football at the University of Nebraska. He was originally selected by Denver in the sixth round (176th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

He appeared in 11 contests during his rookie year, carrying the ball four times for 33 yards and a score while catching five passes for 44 yards. That season, Janovich played in 22 percent of the team’s snaps.

The following year, Janovich participated in every game, but his snap counts decreased, as he only took the field for 15 percent of the club’s snaps and toted the ball six times for 12 yards and a touchdown while snaring four balls for 35 yards.

Janovich then went on to enjoy his most productive season in 2018, playing in all 16 games and recording eight receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. He played in 22 percent of the Broncos’ offensive snaps that year.

The Browns went 7-9 in 2019.