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Browns’ Kareem Hunt will not compete against Lions; Nick Chubb on COVID-19 list

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, right, is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers safety Nasir Adderley (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

BEREA – The Browns may be forced to play another game without one of their star running backs, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

Hunt certainly won’t play on Sunday when the Browns (5-5) host the Detroit Lions, coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday, and Chubb will remain on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive last week. on a breakthrough.

“Nothing new [with Chubb]. Just day by day, and we’ll let the protocols run their course,” Stefanski said.

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If Chubb misses his second game in a row, D’Ernest Johnson will start again at running back at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Johnson rushed 19 times for 99 yards (5.2 average) and caught seven passes on eight goals for 58 yards in Sunday’s 45-7 loss to the New England Patriots.