The Cleveland Browns are acting quickly to add to their running back room, as they are set to bring back a familiar face. Cleveland is close to signing Kareem Hunt after working him out this week, per Cleveland.com, in the wake of Chubb’s season-ending knee injury.
Hunt, still a free agent into the season, played with the Browns for the past four seasons — but Cleveland chose to let him walk this offseason. The 2017 NFL rushing champion, Hunt has been the No. 2 running back since joining the Browns. He spelled Chubb to form arguably the league’s top running back duo for the past four years.
Hurt rushed for 468 yards and three touchdowns last season on a career-low 3.8 yards per carry. He’s expected to be the No. 2 back again in Cleveland, this time behind Jerome Ford, who rushed for 106 yards and 6.6 yards per carry in Chubb’s absence during Monday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
More to come on this developing story.