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Nick Chubb ruled out of Browns clash with Patriots

By Sports Desk November 12, 2021

The Cleveland Browns will be without Nick Chubb and two other running backs for their Week 10 clash with the New England Patriots.

Chubb, Demetric Felton and John Kelly were all placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the week.

And, with all three remaining in the league's protocol, D'Ernest Johnson will be the lone running back on the active roster available for the Browns on Sunday,

Chubb played a key role in the Browns' crushing 41-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals last time out, rushing for 137 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yard run in the third quarter.

Johnson has been a regular part of the Browns' rotation at running back this season and will look to replicate his performance from Week 6, which saw him rush for 146 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Denver Broncos

Brian Hill and Dexter Williams are on the Browns' practice squad and could be activated for the trip to Gillette Stadium.

"I think it is really any position you can look at and say you are going to get into your depth at some point in the season because that is the nature of this beast," head coach Kevin Stefanski said.

"It is the next man up mentality. The guys have proven to do that over the course of this season and last season. Whoever is available to us, that is who we will use."

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