Browns injuries in secondary provide opportunity for Johnson Bademosi

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Cleveland has had some injury problems, which gives a youngster like Johnson Bademosi a chance.

Every year in the NFL, players go down with injuries, leaving the door open for reserves to come in and make an impact.

It's no different for the Cleveland Browns in 2012, with special teams extraordinaire Johnson Bademosi getting a good look at cornerback with the injuries to Joe Haden and Dimitri Patterson, according to ESPN.com.

"He brings a good energy. He has real good speed. He’s tough, he’s physical, a good young player," said veteran special teams core player Ray Ventrone.

Bademosi has already made an impact this season with Cleveland, proving his worth on coverage teams. Now, he'll try to continue his solid play in a more high-profile position as the Browns try to finish the campaign strong.

Bademosi has been given the nickname "Bad" by his teammates, showing their respect for a man who many thought was training camp fodder this summer. He showed up as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford, but earned his way onto the roster with solid play.

Now, he'll have his chance to make a larger name for himself league-wide. Per ESPN.com:

"At this point, I’m past all that," he said Monday of the snubs. "I know if somebody else doesn’t have confidence in my ability, I’m not in control of that. I’m completely confident in my ability as a cornerback, as a defensive back, as a football player. And every day I’m going to show it.

"To be honest, I play with a chip on my shoulder because I didn’t get drafted and all that stuff, and that does drive me. But I have complete confidence in my ability and I’m going to go out there and earn any respect I’m getting every opportunity I get."

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