Single-digit touches in loss
Hunt carried seven times for 22 yards and was not targeted in Sunday's 29-12 loss to the Broncos in Week 12.
This marked the first time in seven games that Hunt (19 snaps) was limited to single-digit touches. In the wake of Jerome Ford's high-ankle injury in Week 7, Hunt's workload increased to the point where head coach Kevin Stefanski described the two backs as his 1A and 1B. It appears now that Ford (51 snaps, nine rushes, seven targets) is the clear No. 1 back, although Hunt's red-zone usage still give him some fantasy appeal. The team's situation at quarterback could also impact how much volume the two RBs see in Week 13. Rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson was removed from Sunday's game with a concussion, and Stefanski doesn't have an immediate answer for who will start against the Rams. If DTR is unavailable, that leaves PJ Walker under center, or possibly Joe Flacco off the practice squad.
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The Browns want to keep Chubb (knee) but might consider releasing him this offseason if the two sides can't agree on a new contract, according to Zac Jackson of The Athletic.
Watson (shoulder) is on track or slightly ahead in his rehab schedule and will begin throwing in March, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Garrett was named Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Flacco, an impending free agent, plans to continue his NFL career in 2024, Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press reports.
Hunt underwent sports hernia surgery Tuesday to repaire a ruptured adductor, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
GM Andrew Berry said Monday that the Browns intend to bring back Chubb (knee) for the 2024 season, despite his current health and contract situation, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Tillman (concussion) finished the 2023 season with 21 catches for 224 yards on 44 targets and added an eight-yard run.
Strong (back) finished the 2023 season with 63 carries for 291 yards and one touchdown while catching five of eight targets for 47 yards.
Coach Kevin Stefanski said Sunday that Watson (shoulder) is expected to return from November shoulder surgery by the spring, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports. "He's doing great in rehab," Stefanski said. "I'm confident he'll be ready to roll."
Walker was active but did not play in Saturday's 45-14 wild-card playoff loss to the Texans.