Browns’ Nick Chubb tests positive for COVID-19, may miss week 10 vs. Patriots like Cleveland to one RB – Community News
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Browns’ Nick Chubb tests positive for COVID-19, may miss week 10 vs. Patriots like Cleveland to one RB

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Nick Chubb helped the Browns to a big division win with 137 yards and two touchdowns against the Bengals on Sunday. But he may not be available when Cleveland returns in Week 10 against the Patriots and tests positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Chubb will still be eligible to adjust if he records consecutive negative COVID tests 24 hours apart before Sunday’s game, but for now he will join fellow backs Demetric Felton and John Kelly on the reserve /COVID-19 list, leaving the Browns with only one active running back in the new week.

Felton, who has seen limited action as a backfield receiver, also tested positive on Tuesday, according to ESPN; while Kelly, who was promoted from the practice squad in October, landed on the COVID reserve on Monday. With No. 2 back Kareem Hunt still on injured reserve while recovering from a calf problem, D’Ernest Johnson is the only remaining running back available for Sunday. He has since been considered a close contact of both Chubb and Felton, but was vaccinated on Tuesday and tested negative.

The Browns could add insurance to the position for Week 10, as they also have no running backs on their practice squad. Fullbacks Andy Janovich and Johnny Stanton, the latter of whom is on the practice squad, could also be candidates for a rebound in action should Chubb fail to return in time for the Patriots.

Ondraft in 2018 and with the Browns since 2019, Johnson exploded when he was called up earlier this year, rushing for 146 yards and a touchdown in his first career start while filling in for the injured Chubb in Week 7. two weeks with Chubb back in the lineup, totaling 12 carry bags for just 38 yards.


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