Miguel Maysonet didn’t get drafted by an NFL team and was cut a month into his tenure with the Eagles after being signed as a free agent. Cleveland, however, saw something in the former Hofstra and Stony Brook product.
Through his first two NFL appearances, Maysonet has rushed 13 times for 30 yards. He’s competing to make a depth chart alongside Trent Richardson, Montario Hardesty, Dion Lewis, Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson.
“I’m a guy from Stony Brook, and some people look down on it because of the competition we played,” Maysonet told Newsday’s Bob Glauber earlier this month. “But I’m here for a reason, because they saw something in me. So I’m excited to show them what I can do.”
One Browns’ blog has him listed as one of the top five under-the-radar players in camp this season. Not a surprise. After a memorable career at Stony Brook where he set every rushing record and was a two-time Big South Conference Player of the Year, everyone in the Long Island area knows what he is capable of. It’s just a matter of showing the folks in Cleveland.
The Browns will travel to Indianapolis on Aug. 24 and Chicago on Aug. 29 for their final two pre-season games.