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Browns WR Louis earning praise from coaches

By Daniel Cohen
Jul 10, 2017
Cleveland Browns Ricardo Louis

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 01: Ricardo Louis #80 of the Cleveland Browns in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on January 1, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
  • Browns WRs coach Al Saunders praised second-year WR Ricardo Louis during minicamp, saying, “There’s not a guy in that room that prepares any more diligently off the field at home than Ricardo.” The statement echoes one from head coach Hue Jackson, who said Louis has “really improved” from last year.
  • There is certainly room for improvement from Louis’ 2016 season. He earned a grade of just 51.0 his rookie year, ranking 104th out of 115 qualifying receivers.
  • Louis’ most extensive usage came Weeks 3-8 last year (when WR Corey Coleman was out), when he played over 40 snaps in each game and averaged 47 snaps in each of the six weeks. He saw no more than 10 snaps in a game the rest of the season.
  • Louis averaged just 0.98 yards per route run last year. The mark ranked third on the team behind Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman, ahead of both Andrew Hawkins and Rashard Higgins.

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