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Browns TE E.J. Bibbs leading NFL in unique category

Disagree with Pro Football Focus' grade sheets all you want, but the website keeps track of unique NFL statistics you won't find anywhere else on the Internet.

According to PFF, Browns tight end E.J. Bibbs has forced six missed tackles on his receptions, ranking him first in the league in the category.

Through two preseason games, Bibbs has caught five passes for 43 yards.

"Bibbs has gotten a lot better in terms of cutting down his mental mistakes," offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said. "Obviously he shows what he can show when he has the ball in his hand, making guys miss. He's done a nice job."

Before the Browns broke for their summer vacation in July, coach Mike Pettine told reporters Bibbs had "come out of nowhere." A tryout player from Iowa State, the 6-foot-2, 258-pounder made the team when Cleveland invited an unprecedented 50 undrafted players to the team's rookie minicamp.

Because of sixth-round draft pick Malcolm Johnson's shoulder injury, the Browns have thrown the double duty at Bibbs to learn the fullback position – something the former high school wide receiver had never played in his life.

"Just showing my athleticism," Bibbs said on his goal this preseason. "Going out there and making plays and tell the team what I can do. Show the older guys and tell them I can make plays for the team."

It's still too early to tell if Bibbs will make the roster, but one thing is for sure: He's unexpectedly raised the level of competition in the Browns tight end room.

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