Josh Dobbs Caps Phenomenal Preseason With Another Strong Performance

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    Former Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs finds himself in a new spot this preseason, moving across the AFC North from Pittsburgh Steelers to Cleveland Browns entering his sixth season in the NFL.

    Dobbs capped off a big preseason with another strong performance Saturday in the Browns’, 21-20, loss to Chicago. The former Tennessee quarterback completed 11-of-20 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown while adding a phenomenal run on a two-point conversion that resembled his dynamic rushing style in college.

    The run was eerily similar to a touchdown run Dobbs had against Georgia in his senior season in Knoxville. You can find the play at 4:17 in this video.

    Dobbs added one yard on the ground while former Tennessee running back John Kelly added 31 yards in the Browns’ loss.

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    Playing large chunks of three preseason games, Dobbs completed 35-of-53 passes, throwing for 338 yards two touchdowns. The Alpharetta, Georgia native added 57 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground.

    Dobbs was in a different situation this preseason. The dual-threat quarterback was competing with former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen to earn a roster spot to open the season.

    Dobbs has spent most of his career as a practice squad player and has had few regular season opportunities. With new Browns’ quarterback Deshaun Watson suspended for the first 11 games of the regular season, Dobbs has a chance to be Cleveland’s backup behind Jacoby Brissett for much of the season.

    Roster cuts are coming this week before Cleveland opens its regular season against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 11.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.