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Browns sign RB Kareem Hunt, place RB Nick Chubb on injured reserve

Hunt previously played four seasons with the Browns from 2019-22

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The Browns are adding depth to their running back room, as they have signed RB Kareem Hunt.

They also placed RB Nick Chubb (knee) on injured reserve. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Tuesday that Chubb would undergo surgery for his knee injury and officially be out for the season.

Hunt appeared in 49 games with the Browns from 2019-22. During that time, he logged 23 total touchdowns (16 rushing and seven receiving), while registering 1,874 rushing yards and 132 receptions for 973 yards. Originally a third-round pick by Kansas City in 2017, the Toledo product has appeared in 76 career games and recorded 4,025 rushing yards with 31 touchdowns, while adding 211 receptions for 1,806 yards with 17 touchdowns. Hunt is a native of Willoughby, Ohio.

RB Kareem Hunt is returning to the Browns, who played four seasons in Cleveland beginning in 2019. In 2022 with the Browns, Hunt rushed for 468 yards and three touchdowns, while also adding 210 receiving yards and a touchdown catch. Hunt was a free agent this offseason.

Chubb, a four-time Pro Bowler, currently ranks fourth in the NFL with 170 rushing yards. He sustained a knee injury in the second quarter on Monday night against the Steelers. A second-round pick in 2018, Chubb ranks third in Browns history with 48 rushing touchdowns and fourth all-time with 6,511 rushing yards.