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Ravens running back Terrance West (Towson) shines against Browns

Ravens running back Terrance West (27) runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns in the second half.
Ravens running back Terrance West (27) runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns in the second half. (Ron Schwane / Associated Press)

For much of the first half Monday, Ravens running back Terrance West stood on the edge of the sideline with his helmet on, waiting to get an opportunity to make an impact for his new team against his former one.

When he got the chance on the Ravens' second drive of the third quarter, the former Towson University and Northwestern High School standout made the most of it. Now the backup to Buck Allen, West gave the Ravens' offense a second-half boost by rushing seven times for 37 yards.

After Karlos Dansby returned Matt Schaub's interception for a touchdown to give Cleveland the lead, the Ravens engineered a 12-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a Kamar Aiken's 15-yard touchdown reception. West gained 27 yards on that drive, including one 16-yard carry.

"I didn't want to make anything about me," said West, who was traded by the Browns to the Tennessee Titans in early September, and then waived by the Titans about two months later before ending up with the hometown Ravens. "I just wanted to play hard."

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