Browns operating backs Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton have examined positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Each gamers are vaccinated, so it’s doable they may nonetheless play on Sunday in opposition to the Patriots. With a purpose to go well with up for their subsequent recreation, they would wish two unfavourable COVID-19 assessments 24 hours aside.
Cleveland additionally added John Kelly to the injured/COVID-19 reserve record, per ESPN. With Kareem Hunt nonetheless on the injured reserve record with a calf damage, the Browns could also be all the way down to only one operating again in D’Ernest Johnson for Sunday.
The Browns are coming off a dominant 41–16 win over the Bengals the place Chubb rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Neither Felton or Kelly obtained a carry. A standard denominator in Cleveland’s success is its floor recreation and with out their star tailback, Gillette Stadium will probably be all of the harder to overcome.
In his seven appearances, Chubb has rushed for 721 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Felton is used as extra of a pass-catching again within the Browns offense. The rookie has solely three carries in 2021 however 13 catches.
Kelly has simply two carries this 12 months whereas Johnson has rushed for 195 yards however no touchdowns. Kick-off in opposition to the Patriots is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Sunday.
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