As the Browns search for running backs to complement their offense after Nick Chubb suffered a season-ending knee injury on Monday, two names have emerged.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Browns explore Rams running back Cam Akers and former Cleveland running back Kareem Hunt.
Akers reportedly landed on the trading block after rushing for 29 yards on 22 carries in Los Angeles’ season-opening win over Seattle. Head coach Sean McVay said Monday that he felt good on the possibility of trading Akers, so we’ll see if the Browns end up making that move.
As for Hunt, he spent the last four seasons with the Browns. But he hasn’t signed with anyone since his contract expired last season. In late August, Hunt reportedly received offers from four teams. But the running back was waiting for “the right offer” and didn’t sign any.
Hunt, 28, rushed for 469 yards and three touchdowns in 17 games last season, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. He also caught 35 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters earlier Tuesday that Jerome Ford will return to Cleveland due to Hunt’s injury. He ran for 106 yards Monday.
But if the Browns are able to acquire a better option, that could certainly change.