While the status of quarterback Baker Mayfield is now up-in-the-air, that news was followed up with some positivity: after missing more than a month with an MCL sprain, star running back Nick Chubb is expected to return to practice week, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Rapoport also says that the Browns are “hopeful” that he will play on Sunday against the Houston Texans, with Cleveland coming off of the bye.
Speaking of the #Browns, star RB Nick Chubb, out more than a month with an MCL sprain, is expected back at practice this week and the team is hopeful that he’ll play Sunday, source said. That would help an already stout run game.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2020
The other big injury news is regarding the status of starting right guard Wyatt Teller, who has missed several weeks with a calf injury. Although we haven’t heard any updates on Teller’s status, this transaction news from a few days ago could be a good sign for Teller:
#Browns roster moves: waived C Evan Brown and activated LB Elijah Lee.— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) November 5, 2020
By waiving center Evan Brown, that leaves Nick Harris as the team’s only backup interior lineman, which doesn’t make sense. However, it would make sense if the team feels like Teller will be ready to return, thereby making Chris Hubbard the other backup interior lineman.