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Browns agree to terms with RB Nyheim Hines

Hines brings depth and versatility to Cleveland's running back room


The Browns added depth to their running back room as they agreed to terms with RB Nyheim Hines on a deal.

Hines is entering his sixth NFL season, and has rushed for 1,202 yards on 306 attempts with 10 rushing touchdowns. He also has 240 receptions for 1,778 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in his career. He has also returned 89 punts with an 11.4 average and two touchdowns and 32 kickoffs for a 25.5 average with two scores. In 2022, he led the NFL with two kickoff return touchdowns.

The Colts first drafted Hines in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, and in the first four years of his career in Indianapolis, established himself as a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. He was then traded to Buffalo during the 2022 season and played nine games with the Bills that year. Hines found his way to impact the game in Buffalo on special teams, as he was a standout in kick return. His most impactful game came when he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in their win over the Patriots on Jan. 8, 2023.

Hines missed the 2023 season due to a knee injury he sustained before training camp. He was released by the Bills on March 6, making him a free agent ahead of the negotiation period and beginning of free agency.

He joins an offense with a familiar face as the offensive coordinator, as former Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey became the Browns new offensive coordinator in February. With star RB Nick Chubb returning from a knee injury, Hines adds depth and versatility to that room alongside Jerome Ford and Pierre Strong Jr. Ford rushing for 813 yards and 204 carries and four touchdowns, while Strong added 291 yards on 63 carries and one touchdown.

Check out photos of new Browns RB Nyheim Hines, who has spent time with the Bills and Colts throughout his NFL career.