RB: Kareem Hunt

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Kareem Hunt (calf, IR) will not play in Week 11 but is "getting close."

Hunt will miss his fifth game with the calf injury that he suffered in Week 6. Stefanski's comment leaves plenty of room for interpretation but it wouldn't be surprising to see Hunt back on the field in early December. He has yet to be designed to return from injured reserve so the Browns can slow-play his recovery for now. D'Ernest Johnson will play a smaller version of his role with Nick Chubb resuming his normal duties once activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. If Chubb and Demetric Felton aren't activated from the COVID list, Johnson would be in line for another RB1 outing.

SOURCE: Jake Trotter on Twitter Nov 17, 2021, 1:11 PM ET