The Cleveland Browns are reportedly eyeing two veteran running backs following Nick Chubb’s devastating season-ending knee injury.
Chubb was carted off after suffering a horrific injury in the second quarter of the Browns’ Monday night road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The injury was so gruesome that the ABC broadcast refused to show a replay of the injury. Soon after the contest, Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed that Chubb will be out for the remainder of the season.
Citing league sources, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Los Angeles’ Rams star Cam Akers and former Cleveland RB Kareem Hunt are among the options the Browns are looking with Chubb done for the season:
“With Nick Chubb set to undergo season-ending knee surgery soon, the Rams’ Cam Akers and former Browns running back Kareem Hunt are among the possible replacements the Browns are exploring, league sources say.”
Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2018 season after a video was released of him shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February of that year. The Browns signed Hunt in the 2019 offseason, and he went on to spend the next four years there.
In four seasons with the Browns, Hunt compiled 1,874 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, playing second fiddle to Chubb. He led the NFL in rushing as a rookie with the Chiefs in 2017 with 1,327 yards.
The 24-year-old Akers has been the subject of trade rumors in La La Land for a while now. The Super Bowl 56 champion was deactivated ahead of the Rams’ Week 2 contest against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, further fueling speculation that he’s on borrowed time in Los Angeles.
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