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5 things to know from Day 2 at the NFL Combine: John Dorsey likes possibility of '3-headed monster' at running back

INDIANAPOLIS -- It was John Dorsey's turn to take the stage in a variety of ways Thursday at the NFL Combine.

After a quick stop with NFL Network, the Browns general manager answered plenty of questions over two sessions with reporters. Here were the five biggest highlights.

1. Dorsey likes idea of '3-headed monster' in Browns backfield

The addition of Kareem Hunt to Cleveland's backfield doesn't mean there's subtraction to follow.

Dorsey said he's seen a number of teams adopt three-man rotations at running back and wouldn't rule out the Browns following suit with Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson and Hunt. The Browns aren't banking on anything with Hunt, who has work to do before he receives a second chance in Cleveland, but are excited by the possibilities that emerge when more talent is injected into a position group.

The Browns, upon trading veteran Carlos Hyde seven weeks into the season, doled out carries to just two players the rest of the way, as Chubb finished with 996 yards on 192 carries and Johnson had 40 carries for 201 yards. In 11 games before he was released by the Chiefs, Hunt had 181 carries for 824 yards.

"I like to add competitive depth. What I'm trying to do is add as much competitive depth across all positions as I can," Dorsey said. "There's teams in the National Football League that we've evolved to now where it's a three-headed monster. If that helps your offense score points, why not do it?"

2. Talks continuing with Breshad Perriman

Dorsey confirmed he's had multiple conversations with the agent of wide receiver Breshad Perriman and plans to meet again during his time in Indianapolis.

Dorsey said Perriman, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the league year, has expressed a desire to return to Cleveland, and the feeling is mutual.

"I would love to have that player here," Dorsey said.

Perriman, a former first-round pick by the Ravens, joined the Browns midway through the 2018 season and finished with 16 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns.

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3. Dorsey to discuss Jamie Collins' future

Another meeting Dorsey plans to take during his time at the Combine is with the agent for linebacker Jamie Collins. The focus will center on the future of Collins, who is set to enter his third full season with the Browns.

Since Cleveland acquired Collins in a 2016 midseason trade with the Patriots, the talented linebacker has 204 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions.

"I want to be able to hear everybody's thoughts with his impact on this defense right here. That's from the linebackers coach, the defensive coordinator, the head coach," Dorsey said. "I just want to sit down and talk through as many of our own players' agents this week at the Combine and it just so happens Bus (Cook) is going to be here and I'm going to talk with Bus tomorrow.

"All I know is he's a very talented football player and you can't have enough of those guys on your team."

4. Dorsey's special breakfast

Dorsey was beaming Thursday morning, and it had nothing to do with his session of media obligations.

Dorsey had breakfast with John Wooten, the former Browns offensive guard who has spent the better part of two decades as the Chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, an advocacy group that works closely with the NFL to help promote and develop minorities for coaching and front office positions. Wooten played with the Browns from 1959-1967 and was named a Browns Legend in 2010.

"You know what really made me feel proud to be a Cleveland Brown? He goes 'John, you guys got this thing going in the right direction. The alumni are so happy for you guys. Just keep this thing going,'" Dorsey said. "And you know what? Myself personally, that kind of touched me a little bit. I'm like going 'you know what? Who are the Cleveland Browns but those guys who once played, who put on those jerseys? And John Wooten was one of those, so that kind of touched my soul a little bit. I thought that was neat."

5. Optimism about WRs

Dorsey likes the upside of Jaelen Strong, the newest addition to Cleveland's wide receiving corps, and is high on the group as a whole.

Strong, a former third-round pick by the Houston Texans, signed with the Browns last week. He was out of football in 2018 while recovering from a torn ACL.

"Jaelen's big, he runs really good routes, he's got great hands. I think he'll fit in to this offense," Dorsey said. "Again, he's a younger guy. He's been out of football for a couple of months. I'm willing to take a shot because I think there's some talent to unearth there."

Asked if the Browns need to add a bigger target to the unit, Dorsey said he likes the group's overall size and the variance of skill sets within it.

"The receiving class in this draft class, there's a lot of big guys. There's one or two smaller guys that are really exceptionally fast. Size and speed do different dynamics of the offensive game plan," Dorsey said. "I think it comes down to the individual person and what makes them click. I'd like to have a 6-3 guy that can run 4.3. I'd take that every day but you're not going to get those guys. You really want competitive guys that love the game of football."

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