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Nick Chubb Making Good Progress After Knee Surgery

An Instagram post on Monday morning showed Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (knee) doing two squat reps with what appears to be a total of 12 45-pound plates on a Tsunami Max bar. It's especially impressive, considering Chubb suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Week 2 game against the Steelers on Sept. 18 of last year that required two surgeries -- one to fix damage to his MCL, the medial capsule and meniscus, and the second to fix his ACL. The four-time pro Bowler suffered a similar injury, except for the torn ACL, in the same knee at Georgia in 205. Chubb isn't putting a timetable on his return but also didn't dismiss the possibility of being ready for Week 1 against Dallas this fall. He started running in April but didn't do any on-field work during OTAs or minicamp. The 28-year-old is likely to be eased in this year, which makes him more of a risky RB3 in fantasy than a surefire RB1.

Jul 15, 2024 2:03 PM EST


Nick Chubb "Progressing Nicely"

Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry said that running back Nick Chubb (knee) is "progressing nicely" in his recovery from the gruesome knee injury that he suffered in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2023. However, Berry also said Chubb "still has a long way to go" in his rehab. Chubb resumed running on land a few weeks ago, but it remains to be seen if he'll be ready for the start of training camp this summer. The Browns didn't take a RB in this year's draft but added D'Onta Foreman and pass-catching back Nyheim Hines in free agency. Cleveland also has Jerome Ford as an option to help ease Chubb back into the fold if he's still not 100 percent early on in 2024. Before his injury, Chubb as a no-doubt RB1, but that will be in question this fall as he comes off his season-ending injury.

May 2, 2024 2:01 PM EST



Nick Chubb Running On Land

Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry said that running back Nick Chubb (knee) has started running on land within the last week and is progressing appropriately after he suffered a gruesome season-ending knee injury in Week 2 of last year. The next few weeks and months will be big for Chubb's return in 2024. The 28-year-old is entering the third and final season of his current deal in Cleveland, but there remains no timetable for his return after such a significant injury in 2023. Chubb had multiple surgeries last fall to fix ACL, MCL and meniscus injuries to his left knee. We don't know right now if Chubb will be ready for Week 1, but the best guess is that if he is, he'll be eased back in alongside D'Onta Foreman, Nyheim Hines and Jerome Ford.

Apr 18, 2024 2:06 PM EST


No Timetable For Nick Chubb's Return

While Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (knee) has been working hard in the weight room, there's no timetable yet for his return in 2024. "I don't know that we'll go past today and this week at least that's the way I'm looking at it," head coach Kevin Stefanski said. "I can promise you he's working very hard early in the morning. He's here, he's attacking his rehab. That's the best way I can put it. When he's ready, he'll be ready." The 28-year-old suffered a gruesome season-ending knee injury in Week 2 of last year. While he'll be sticking around with the team in 2024, it's unclear if he'll be ready by training camp this summer or if the Browns will be forced to ease him into the fold in the opening portion of the 2024 campaign. Because of the uncertainty around how Chubb will bounce back, it will make him an extremely risky RB1 in fantasy.

Apr 16, 2024 8:03 PM EST


Browns, Nick Chubb Agree To Reworked Contract

The Cleveland Browns and star running back Nick Chubb (knee) agreed on a reworked contract for the 2024 season on Thursday to lower his base salary of $11.775 million, according to sources. Chubb will have a chance to earn it back via incentives after working his way back from a gruesome season-ending left-knee injury that he suffered in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 28-year-old isn't going anywhere, but he won't be as much of a sure thing as an RB1 in fantasy leagues after tearing his ACL, MCL and meniscus in 2023. Even if he's ready to go for Week 1 this fall for the Browns, Cleveland could choose to ease Chubb in and give more touches to Jerome Ford, D'Onta Foreman and Nyheim Hines. We'll keep a close eye on Chubb's recovery this offseason.

Apr 11, 2024 2:02 PM EST



Nick Chubb Expected To Start Load Running Next Month

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (knee) is expected to begin load running in April, according to general manager Andrew Berry. The 28-year-old suffered a torn MCL and damaged ACL in the Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last season in what looked to be a potential career-ending injury. However, he is looking to bounce back and play again, but there is a lot of time before the start of next season. This will be an ongoing development worth following ahead of fantasy drafts for the 2024 campaign. Cleveland has Jerome Ford on the roster and recently signed veteran D'Onta Foreman, and if Chubb is limited upon his return, he could be utilized as a committee back moving forward.

Mar 26, 2024 4:56 PM EST


Nick Chubb Could Be Salary Cap Casualty

The Cleveland Browns want to keep running back Nick Chubb (knee) around, but he's also recovering from two surgeries on his injured knee this offseason and is due to carry a salary cap charge of just under $16 million in 2024, the final year of his contract and his age-28 season. The Browns would take on around $4 million in dead money if they were to cut Chubb. The Athletic's Zac Jackson points out that Chubb's contract was structured long before his injury. When healthy, Chubb has been one of the league's best RBs, but the Browns also need to account for every penny on their salary cap now and into the foreseeable future. Chubb will mostly likely be back in 2024, but he'll be a risk/reward fantasy selection coming off a gruesome knee injury early last year.

Feb 22, 2024 2:09 PM EST


Browns Intend To Bring Nick Chubb Back

Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry said the intention is to bring running back Nick Chubb (knee) back for the 2024 season despite his contract situation and serious knee injury. The Browns have an out in Chubb's contract this offseason for only a $4 million dead salary cap hit, and he would carry a $15.8 million cap hit for 2024. If the two sides are intent on running it back, it's likely they'll come to an agreement on a contract restructure for next season. The 28-year-old suffered a torn left ACL early in the 2023 campaign but is no longer using crutches and could be ready to go for the start of the 2024 regular season, barring any setbacks this offseason. If Chubb is ready to go for the start of next season, he'll be a bit more risky as an RB1 in fantasy coming off his serious knee injury.

Jan 22, 2024 12:52 PM EST


Nick Chubb Seen Without Crutches Or Brace Sunday

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (knee) was spotted walking around without crutches or a brace on his surgically repaired left knee before Week 15's 20-17 home win over the Chicago Bears. It's an encouraging sign for Chubb, who underwent surgery in mid-September to repair the meniscus and MCL in his left knee after going down with an ugly injury in Week 2. Chubb had another procedure done in mid-November to repair a torn ACL, which was recommended by doctors. There remains no update in terms of a concrete timetable on the 27-year-old's return to the field, however, and this development doesn't affect Chubb's standing in 2023 redraft fantasy leagues. Cleveland announced on Nov. 14 that they expect Chubb to return at some point during the 2024 season, but a lengthy rehab may not allow the four-time Pro Bowler to be ready health-wise when it comes time for Week 1 next fall.

Dec 18, 2023 12:49 AM EST


Nick Chubb Has Successful Second Surgery Tuesday

The Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday that running back Nick Chubb (knee) had a second successful surgery on his left knee to fix his torn ACL. Chubb's first surgery back on Sept. 29 was to fix his meniscus and MCL. The 27-year-old suffered a brutal season-ending left-knee injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 18 and will now spent the rest of the year rehabbing to try and make it back in 2024. In his absence, Jerome Ford has taken over as the team's lead back, while Kareem Hunt and Pierre Strong Jr. have also seen their roles drastically increase in Cleveland's backfield. It remains to be seen if Chubb will actually be ready for the start of the 2024 regular season next fall.

Nov 14, 2023 4:27 PM EST


Nick Chubb Needs Another Surgery

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (knee) underwent successful surgery on Friday to repair multiple injuries to his left knee, including a torn MCL and meniscus. Fantasy managers were optimistic things would go smoothly, and he would be ready for the start of the 2024-25 campaign. Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to be the case, with Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reporting Chubb will require a second procedure "in the coming months." As a result, nobody knows when the Pro Bowler will be back on the field, although the Browns indicated it would be at "some point in the 2024 season." Nevertheless, the latest news will undoubtedly impact Chubb's fantasy stock heading into next season, and it will get worse if he suffers a setback in his recovery efforts.

Sep 30, 2023 6:45 PM EST


Nick Chubb Will Be Out At Least Six Months

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (knee) suffered a season-ending injury during the Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. At first glance, this looked like possibly a career-ending injury for the superstar back. Luckily, it ended up being better than some people originally thought. Chubb has suffered a torn MCL and given a recovery timetable of six to eight months. The surgery hasn't happened yet, so this timetable could change. However, it sounds like Chubb could be back in action as early as the beginning of next season.

Sep 23, 2023 7:59 PM EST


Nick Chubb Could Undergo Two Knee Surgeries

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (knee) suffered a gruesome injury on Monday night in the team's 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Kevin Stefanski shortly announced after the game that Chubb would be out for the season with a knee injury. The road to recovery is a long one for the star running back, and he could undergo two separate knee surgeries, according to NFL Insider Josina Anderson. Anderson said there have been "initial discussions" of it, with the first surgery coming "within the next 7-10 days, and the second occurring several weeks after." Nothing has been confirmed yet.

Sep 20, 2023 12:40 AM EST


Nick Chubb Done For The Season

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed on Tuesday what was expected all along: that running back Nick Chubb (knee) is out for the season after suffering a gruesome injury in Monday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Nick's got a very significant knee injury," Stefanski said. "You feel for the person. He's a great football player as we know, but he's an even better person. we will support him every step of the way." Stefanski said Chubb will need an MRI for an exact diagnosis when asked about a report that Chubb suffered multiple torn knee ligaments. There's no expectation that he will be able to return this season. It's a crushing blow to fantasy managers and the Browns offense the rest of the way. Jerome Ford will be the priority waiver-wire pickup this week if he's available in your league, with Pierre Strong Jr. being a consolation prize.

Sep 19, 2023 11:01 AM EST


Nick Chubb Likely Out For Season With Knee Injury

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski expects running back Nick Chubb (knee) to miss the rest of the season after suffering a significant knee injury in Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While we await an official diagnosis following tests on the four-time Pro Bowler's left knee, it appears to be a debilitating blow to a run-centric Browns offense built to feature Chubb's hyper-efficient rushing skills. The 26-year-old tore the PCL, MCL and LCL in the same knee during his Georgia career back in 2015. Jerome Ford, who stockpiled 131 yards and a touchdown on 19 touches on Monday, deserves to be the top waiver-wire add ahead of Week 4 while Pierre Strong Jr. is also worth a look in deep leagues. Cleveland could also elevate undrafted rookie Hassan Hall from their practice squad, but it's fair to expect them to explore the free-agent or trade market for backfield reinforcements in the coming days.

Sep 19, 2023 12:14 AM EST


Nick Chubb Carted Off And Will Not Return On Monday Night

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (knee) suffered a knee injury that was so graphic that the broadcast would not show the replay. The star back was officially ruled out for the rest of the game after being carted off to the locker room. There haven't been any X-rays or tests just yet, but based on the look of things, it seems like he could be in line to miss some time. Jerome Ford entered the game for Chubb and seems to be the RB1 for at least the rest of the night. Fantasy managers will want to stay tuned for any injury updates that would provide a timetable for Chubb.

Sep 18, 2023 9:19 PM EST


Nick Chubb - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb topped the 100-yard rushing mark in last week's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He will now travel on the road to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2's Monday night game. The Steelers were ripped by Christian McCaffrey last week, allowing him to rack up 152 rushing yards and a touchdown. Chubb isn't as versatile as CMC in the passing game but he did haul in a respectable four receptions against the Bengals last week. Fantasy gamers can fire Chubb up as a top-five fantasy running back in Week 2.

Sep 14, 2023 7:45 PM EST


Nick Chubb Goes Over 100 Rushing Yards In Week 1

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb carried the ball 18 times for 106 yards and added four catches for 21 yards in a 24-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Chubb turned in a solid performance on a rainy, slippery afternoon in Cleveland in a game where the Browns led the entire way. His production in the passing attack was also encouraging as Chubb only went over three receptions once in all of the 2022 season. Chubb will be a top-six running back in Week 2's road matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sep 10, 2023 10:16 PM EST


Nick Chubb A Strong RB1 In Season Opener

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb will kick off his 2023 season with a home tilt against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals were tough against the run in 2022, allowing the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to the running back position. Chubb should see more work in the passing attack this season after the Browns let Kareem Hunt leave as a free-agent and have unproven sophomore runners Jerome Ford and Pierre Strong Jr. as his backups. Chubb can be trusted as a top-six fantasy running back heading into Week 1.

Sep 7, 2023 6:59 PM EST


Nick Chubb Still A Top Fantasy Back

The Athletic's Zac Jackson believes that Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb is still a first-round fantasy asset that is powerful, durable and explosive. Cleveland is going to be a more open offense and will use quarterback Deshaun Watson as a runner, but it's unlikely that they're going to forget about Chubb and their experienced, highly paid offensive line. Chubb is also in line for more passing-game work with Kareem Hunt gone and plenty of uncertainty behind him. Even if the Browns aren't a run-first and run-second offense, Jackson thinks Chubb is still going to get plenty of opportunities. In an NFL with most teams using committee backfield approaches, Chubb is easily a top-five fantasy RB.

Sep 5, 2023 11:15 AM EST