Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sat 11/14/20 12:45 PM

Chubb (knee) will be activated off injured reserve and play in Sunday's game against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Kevin Stefanski suggested Chubb would need to receive approval from the medical staff to play, so Saturday's designation should give fantasy managers plenty of confidence to insert the star running back into their lineups. It's entirely possible the Browns could still be cautious with Chubb's workload, particularly with Kareem Hunt's more-than-adequate foray as the starter, but it's hard to believe the team would activate Chubb if it didn't plan to play in some capacity. The matchup certainly couldn't be much better to get Chubb some confidence, as the Texans allow the most rushing yards per game in the NFL.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Fri 11/13/20 4:50 PM

Coach Kyle Stefanski said Friday that he'll wait until meeting with Cleveland's medical staff to decide whether Chubb (knee) will play against the Texans on Sunday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stefanski added that Chubb, who shed his right knee brace Thursday and participated in all individual drills, has hit all necessary milestones and avoided any setbacks. The Browns still could opt to take a cautious approach to Chubb's recovery and allow him another week of rest, but the 24-year-old's chances of returning Sunday at least look encouraging. In order for Chubb to be available against the Texans, the Browns would need to officially add him to the 53-man roster by Saturday afternoon. Through the first four games of the season, Chubb scored four rushing TDs and was averaging an outstanding 5.9 YPC.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Fri 11/13/20 6:47 AM

Chubb (knee) executed several individual drills during Thursday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news that Chubb shed the brace on his right knee was encouraging, and the running back looked good while participating in individuals, which includied catching passes, running in short bursts, and making cuts. The quick cut ability is generally a good indicator of a back's readiness for game action. The potential return of right guard Wyatt Teller (calf), whom ProFootball Focus rates with a league-high 93.9 rushing grade, is another encouraging sign for Chubb. The Browns average 5.7 yards per carry behind right guard this season -- 7.2 over the first four games before Teller was injured. Head coach Kevin Stefanski is hopeful Chubb will play Week 10 against the Texans' 32nd-ranked rushing defense (159.5 YPG).

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Thu 11/12/20 3:03 PM

Chubb is practicing without a brace on his right knee Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb has by all accounts looked good since returning to practice Monday, and that he's now managed to shed his knee brace is another positive sign. The Browns are expected to decide whether to activate Chubb from injured reserve in time to play Week 10 on Friday, per Jake Trotter of ESPN.com. An MCL sprain in his right knee has kept the Pro Bowl running back off the field since Week 4.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Wed 11/11/20 11:44 AM

Coach Kevin Stefanski indicated that Chubb (knee) is "progressing," while adding that the Browns will make a call Friday on whether the running back will be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns designated Chubb to return from IR earlier this week, so he'll continue practicing Wednesday as the team continues to assess whether he's fit to return to the game action this weekend. If added back to the 53-man roster, Chubb would rejoin a backfield that also includes Kareem Hunt, who has been handling a three-down role while Chubb has been sidelined for the past four games.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 11/9/20 2:46 PM

Chubb (knee) is taking part in individual drills while wearing a brace on his right knee at Monday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns designated Chubb for return from injured reserve Monday, and Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the 24-year-old managed to show off his agility in his first practice activity since Week 4. It looks as though Chubb is trending in the right direction to retake the field against Houston on Sunday, though the Browns would first have to officially add him to the 53-man roster. It remains to be seen whether Cleveland will ease Chubb back into action when he does retake the field, or if he'll handle a full workload alongside Kareem Hunt.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 11/9/20 12:51 PM

The Browns designated Chubb (knee) for return from injured reserve Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb's recovery timeframe puts him on track to resume practicing this week and potentially retake the field against Houston on Sunday, and being designated to return from IR is the first step in that process. A sprained MCL in his right knee has sidelined Chubb since Week 4, during which time Kareem Hunt has functioned as Cleveland's primary ball carrier. Once Chubb is back at full strength, he and Hunt stand to resume running as a lethal tandem.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 11/8/20 10:24 AM

Chubb (knee) is expected to practice this week with the intention to return next Sunday against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Kevin Stefanski termed Chubb day-to-day as the Browns commenced their Week 9 bye, forecasting that the running back was progressing toward his first game action since Week 4. In that contest, Chubb suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee and subsequently given a six-week recovery timetable. It remains to be seen how much work he'll get once he's back on the field, but the Browns could employ a more even split with Kareem Hunt until Chubb is back to full health.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 11/2/20 2:42 PM

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Chubb (knee) is progressing and is considered day-to-day heading into the Week 9 bye, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb continues to hit every checkpoint and is expected to return for the Week 10 matchup against the Texans. The third-year running back averaged 17.3 touches per game prior to the injury, and he should return to his typical tandem with Kareem Hunt once he's fully healthy.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 10/26/20 12:25 PM

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Chubb (knee) won't be ready for Sunday's game against the Raiders but will be evaluated after the Browns' bye in Week 9, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stefanski also said that Chubb remains on schedule in his recovery from an MCL sprain in his right knee. The standout running back was initially handed a six-week recovery timeframe for his injury, so a return for Cleveland's Week 10 matchup against the Texans would put him right on track. When healthy, Chubb stands to reprise his usual role as the first option in a lethal backfield tandem alongside Kareem Hunt, who's on track for at least one more contest as the Browns' unquestioned top ballcarrier.