Even with Nick Chubb in the lineup, one might argue that the Cleveland Browns lacked depth at running back. That discussion is now ended.
Backup running back Jerome Ford performed excellently on Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers following what appeared to be a season-ending injury to Chubb's left leg,
which the MNF crew elected not to show on replay due to the brutal nature of the incident. It can be found here, via a post to X.
While Ford appears to be Cleveland's immediate replacement, commentator Troy Aikman stated following Chubb's injury that the Browns attempt to re-sign former running back Kareem Hunt,
who spent the previous four seasons with the team before leaving via free agency in March.
While there was some conjecture about a reunion with Hunt before of the regular season, the Browns put that to rest over the summer.
"I believe the Browns will add another running back before the season, but it won't be a big-name back like Dalvin Cook or Ezekiel Elliott,
and they won't re-sign Kareem Hunt," Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot said on June 18. "I believe it will be a potential No. 3 back behind Nick Chubb
and Jerome Ford who can serve as a solid No. 2 in the event of injury and churn out 100 yards if both Chubb and Ford are injured."
It remains to be seen if Pierre Strong Jr. is that player. He played briefly Monday night, even after doctors carted Chubb off the field.