5'9'' / 189 lbs
Felton signed with the Bengals' practice squad Thursday.
Felton's addition was expected, pending a physical, and is now official. The former Brown will stay in the AFC North and work to earn a chance on the team's 53-man roster.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|1 @CAR||Outdoor 79°||0.0||37th||0.00||2.0||41.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|2 NYJ||Outdoor 79°||0.9||28th||0.45||-6.5||38.5||1||-4||-4.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||3||0||3%|
|4 @ATL||Dome 68°||0.0||41st||0.00||-1.0||48.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|7 @BAL||Outdoor 63°||0.0||33rd||0.00||6.5||46.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|8 CIN||Outdoor 66°||0.0||36th||0.00||3.5||47.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|13 @HOU||Dome 37°||0.0||36th||0.00||-7.5||47.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|14 @CIN||Outdoor 47°||0.0||30th||0.00||4.0||48.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||0||0||0||0%|
|15 BAL||Outdoor 34°||1.5||25th||1.50||-3.0||38.5||0||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||5||0||0%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Felton will sign with the Bengals' practice squad Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Felton was waived by the Browns on Tuesday, but he's set to join their divisional rival via the practice squad following a physical. The 2021 sixth-rounder appeared in 24 games with Cleveland over the last two seasons.
The Browns waived Felton on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
A 2021 sixth-round pick, Felton appeared in 24 games during his first two seasons in Cleveland. He flashed as a pass-catching option and return man as a rookie but failed to deliver any substantial production in Year 2. If Felton clears waivers, the Browns would presumably like to sign him to a practice-squad deal.
Felton carried the ball six times for nine yards in Saturday's 33-32 preseason loss to the Chiefs. He added one reception for six yards.
Felton saw the majority of his work on special teams as a kick returner and with the backup offensive unit. His six rushes tied for the lead in the backfield, but he was outplayed by John Kelly. With Jerome Ford's (hamstring) status in question for a Week 1 matchup against the Bengals, Felton could be the primary backup to Nick Chubb. However, Kelly saw goal-line work with the first-team offense, leaving the depth chart somewhat ambiguous.
Felton carried seven times for a team-high 36 yards and caught all three targets for 12 yards in Thursday's preseason game against Philadelphia. He also returned two punts for four yards and one kickoff for nine yards.
Felton and Johnny Kelly alternated series in the first half, as neither Nick Chubb nor Jerome Ford (hamstring) played. On results alone, Felton had the better game. Kelly rushed eight times for 20 yards and lost a red-zone fumble on Cleveland's opening drive. The two are battling for the third running back job, which takes on significance in light of Ford's injury.
Felton carried the ball eight times for 31 yards in Friday's preseason loss to the Commanders.
With Nick Chubb getting the night off and Jerome Ford (hamstring) unavailable, Felton got the start for the Browns. While his numbers don't jump off the page, the third-year UCLA product was the only Cleveland running back to reach double-digit rushing yards. His role on special teams should ensure he makes the Week 1 roster, but if Ford's injury lingers into the regular season, Felton could see a bit more usage on offense than expected as well.
Jerome Ford suffered a hamstring injury during Monday's practice, per Zack Jackson of The Athletics, which puts Felton in a position to get more reps at running back.
There was no immediate word on a prognosis for Ford, but any extended downtime will benefit Felton's chances of sticking with the team. Felton, who had a hopeful showcase during the Hall of Fame Game, continues to compete for both return jobs and the No. 3 running back role.
Felton rushed seven times for 46 yards and a touchdown, brought in two of three targets for nine yards and returned five punts for 10 yards during the Browns' 21-16 preseason win over the Jets on Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game.
Felton was efficient throughout the night on the ground while leading the Browns in rushing yards. The 2021 sixth-round pick also had a presence in the passing game and recorded Cleveland's second touchdown of the night on a 16-yard run off left guard just past the midway point of the third quarter. Felton has been underutilized from scrimmage over his first two seasons despite his versatile skill set, but with Kareem Hunt off the roster, the third-year pro will have a chance to make a case for a larger role throughout the remainder of the summer.
Felton will play as a running back during organized team activities, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
Felton has been used in a variety of roles but hasn't taken hold as a receiver, back or return specialist. He hasn't been allowed to focus solely on running back and has just seven carries during his two years in Cleveland. At running back, he's third in line behind Nick Chubb and Jerome Ford, who played just 13 snaps on offense in 2022. The Browns have confidence in Ford, but Felton gives them a system-experienced backup plan.