Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Chubb (knee) won't be ready for Sunday's game against the Raiders but will be evaluated after the Browns' bye in Week 9, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Stefanski also said that Chubb remains on schedule in his recovery from an MCL sprain in his right knee. The standout running back was initially handed a six-week recovery timeframe for his injury, so a return for Cleveland's Week 10 matchup against the Texans would put him right on track. When healthy, Chubb stands to reprise his usual role as the first option in a lethal backfield tandem alongside Kareem Hunt, who's on track for at least one more contest as the Browns' unquestioned top ballcarrier.
Browns running backs coach Stump Mitchell said Friday that Chubb (knee) is doing well in his recovery and has attended all team meetings since being placed on injured reserve Oct. 5, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Chubb is two weeks into the expected six-week recovery timetable he was handed after spraining the MCL in his right knee Oct. 4. The 24-year-old has seemingly avoided any setbacks since sustaining the injury, suggesting that fantasy managers can tentatively plan on him returning to action in mid-November. Until Chubb shakes off the injury, Kareem Hunt (ribs) will remain the Browns' clear top backfield weapon.
The Browns officially placed Chubb (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Chubb was forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys due to a right MCL sprain, the severity of which is now expected to sideline him for roughly six weeks. It's a good sign, at least, that the star running back will avoid surgery and is expected to return this season. In the meantime, Kareem Hunt will take over as Cleveland's clear top running back. D'Ernest Johnson, who impressed in relief of Chubb in Week 4 and turned 13 carries into 95 yards, could also have a shot at seeing enough work to attain fantasy relevance in Cleveland's high-powered ground game.
The Browns' medical staff expects Chubb (knee) to miss roughly six weeks due to his MCL sprain, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Chubb has a history of serious knee injuries, so it's relieving to hear that he's avoided a season-ending issue after being forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys. Still, it now looks as though the Browns will be forced to roll with Kareem Hunt as the lead ball carrier until November. D'Ernest Johnson will be a candidate to mix in for backfield work in the meantime, and the team also could see fit to add another running back to the roster. Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports that Chubb won't need to undergo surgery to facilitate his recovery.
Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that the results of Chubb's MRI revealed an MCL injury that will cause him to spend "several weeks" on IR, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Chubb will be required to spend at least three weeks on injured reserve, though it sounds like the Browns could be without him for longer than that. In the meantime, Kareem Hunt will take over as the top man in Cleveland's backfield. D'Ernest Johnson, who translated 13 carries into 95 yards after Chubb was forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys, may also continue seeing increased touches.
Chubb will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's 49-38 win over the Cowboys, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
It's too soon to know if Chubb will be forced to miss any additional game action, but if he does, both Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson would be in line for added touches out of the Cleveland backfield.
Chubb (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
With Chubb -- who carried six times for 43 yards prior to his exit -- now out for the day, the Browns' Week 4 backfield duties will be handled by the duo of Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson. Given that Hunt is already rostered in most leagues, Johnson could be a useful waiver-wire add in advance of Week 5, in the event that Chubb is forced to miss any time with his knee issue.
Chubb was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury.
Prior to his exit, Chubb had logged six carries for 43 yards. Next up for the Browns' carries in his absence are Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson.
Chubb carried the ball 19 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 3 win over Washington. He also added one reception for two yards.
Chubb saw just over half of the team's 37 rushing attempts and made the most of his opportunities. He punched in his first score midway through the second quarter from 16 yards out and followed that up with a 20-yard trip to the end zone to help clinch the win in the final quarter. While Kareem Hunt continues to earn plenty of work out of Cleveland's backfield, Chubb has shown the skill to produce even with the split workload by averaging 5.8 yards per rush through three games.
Chubb rushed 22 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns and brought in his only target for nine yards in the Browns' 35-30 win over the Bengals on Thursday.
Chubb and backfield mate Kareem Hunt put on a clinic against the porous Bengals front seven, with the two combining for an average of 6.6 yards per rush on 32 carries. For his part, Chubb saw a nice bump in workload from a Game 1 tally of 10 carries, comfortably outpacing Hunt in that department by 12 rushing touches overall after having trailed his teammate by three against Baltimore four days earlier. The third-year pro's 11-yard trip to the end zone in the first quarter opened the scoring on the night for Cleveland, and Chubb later added a one-yard touchdown in the latter stages of the third quarter to extend the Browns' lead to double digits. The fact the Week 2 rushing workload tilted much heavier in Chubb's direction had to elicit a sigh of relief from fantasy mangers for the time being, and the Georgia product will look to put together a successful encore at the expense of the Washington Football Team in a Week 3 home tilt on Sunday, Sept. 27.
Chubb rushed 10 times for 60 yards and brought in his only target for six yards in the Browns' 38-6 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
Chubb saw backfield mate Kareem Hunt outpace him by three carries, and given that the unexpected workload split unfolded in the first game under a new head coach/coordinator, it certainly is a situation at least worth monitoring heading into Week 2. That said, there was nothing amiss with Chubb's efficiency, as his 6.0 yards per carry against an elite defense was highlighted by an impressive 29-yard run. Chubb did cough up the ball with four seconds remaining in the third quarter, but the Browns already were down 31-6 at the time. The third-year back will look to build on his numbers with a bigger share of touches in a Thursday night AFC North battle against the Bengals in Week 2.
Chubb has cleared concussion protocol and will practice Saturday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Less than a week after leaving practice early following a hard tackle from teammate Mack Wilson, Chubb will return to the practice field having cleared concussion protocol. The star running back figures to be in line for an excellent 2020 campaign behind a rebuilt offensive line and alongside head coach Kevin Stefanski, who made Dalvin Cook a top-tier fantasy asset during his tenure with the Vikings.
Chubb (concussion) hopes to be cleared to return to practice soon, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Supporting that notion is that Cleveland's running back coach Stump Mitchell noted that Chubb has been attending meetings and doesn't have any headaches at this stage. In the meantime, Kareem Hunt is handling first-team practice reps out of the team's backfield.
Chubb (concussion) has been at the Browns' headquarters since suffering a concussion Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Chubb is not cleared to return, but his presence in the building is a positive sign. While he takes the time in concussion protocol, Kareem Hunt gets first-team reps as the top running back.
Coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed Tuesday that Chubb is in the NFL's concussion protocol, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Chubb will thus be held out of practice Tuesday and is considered day-to-day. In his absence, Kareem Hunt figures to take the team's first-team backfield reps.
The Browns are evaluating Chubb for a possible concussion after he was on the receiving end of a hard tackle from teammate Mack Wilson during Monday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The incident occurred when Chubb reeled in a short pass before being met by Wilson, who hit him around the shoulder area. Chubb walked off the field with a trainer by his side and didn't return to practice, the Browns' first padded session of training camp. He'll presumably go through testing over the next day or two as the Browns look to confirm whether or not he sustained a concussion.
Chubb says he's excited to work with Kareem Hunt in the Cleveland backfield, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Chubb was averaging 19.3 carries and 4.0 targets per game at the midway point of 2019, before dropping to 18.0 carries and 2.1 targets over the final eight weeks with Hunt in the lineup. That still left Chubb as one of the more heavily used runners in the NFL, with the Browns even utilizing formations that put him on the field at the same time as Hunt. It isn't clear if those two-back looks will be popular under new coach Kevin Stefanski, who takes over an offense that added TE Austin Hooper and FB Andy Janovich during the offseason. It's thus fair to wonder if Chubb could drop down closer to 15 carries per game, though his performance to this point in his career certainly justifies larger workloads. As such, the backfield split between Chubb and Hunt will be one of the major fantasy storylines to monitor early in the season.
Chubb rushed for 41 yards on 13 carries and caught one of two targets for one yard in Sunday's 33-23 loss to the Bengals in Week 17.
The Browns played from behind for much of the game, but not so much that they should have abandoned Chubb. He finished with a season low in carries and yards while losing the NFL rushing title to Tennessee's Derrick Henry. In a disappointing season for the organization, Chubb was one of its few bright spots. Cleveland fired head coach Freddie Kitchens following the game, so there will be some changes to the team in 2020. Chubb, however, is expected to occupy the same role as the team's lead back.
Chubb gained 45 yards on 15 carries and did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Ravens.
As Chubb has been the Browns' best player, the Ravens knew he was the first weapon to take away. The 45 yards from scrimmage is his lowest output of the season by a wide margin. If the Browns had entertained any thoughts of an upset or keeping their faint playoff hopes alive, they needed to open holes for him. Chubb will look to finish off the season with a better performance in Week 17 against the Bengals' 32nd-ranked run defense -- he averaged 7.1 yards per carry and gained 106 yards against them in Week 14.
Chubb rushed 17 times for 127 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Cardinals. He also caught all three of his targets for 21 yards.
Chubb was once again Cleveland's best offensive player, averaging a whopping 7.5 yards per carry. That figure was aided by Chubb's 33-yard touchdown run during the second quarter, giving the tailback eight rushing scores in consecutive seasons. Although backfield partner Kareem Hunt excelled through the air, catching eight passes for 62 yards, Chubb remains the Browns' workhorse on the ground. Sunday was the seventh time he's topped the 100-yard plateau this season and the third time he's done so in the last four weeks as he continues his quest toward the NFL rushing title.
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