Browns Aug 12, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; a Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the sidelines during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in preseason at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns suffered a huge loss on Monday night, as star running back Nick Chubb suffered a devastating knee injury that will end his season. And they are already looking into options outside to organization to help replace him for the rest of the year.

Second-year running back Jerome Ford took full advantage of the increased opportunity after Chubb’s departure on Monday night, rushing for 106 yards and also hauling in a receiving touchdown.

Ford will likely get the first crack at starting in the Browns backfield. But they are reportedly looking at two players in particular to potentially bring in to help the Browns’ depth at the position.

According to’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns are “exploring” the idea of bringing in either free-agent running back Kareem Hunt or Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers.

Akers was notably listed as a healthy inactive in Week 2 for the Rams, clearly losing his starting role to Kyren Williams. The Rams have already stated that Akers will continue to be inactive for the team, meaning that they would likely love to move him to another team if given the opportunity.

As for Hunt, he is already familiar with the Browns offense, playing for the organization for the last four seasons before the team opted not to re-sign him this past offseason.

At the very least, it seems like either Hunt or Akers could provide some valuable depth at the running back position behind Ford. And there is even a possibility that they could either share time with Ford as the starter or outright take his starting spot.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.