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Cleveland Browns activate Nick Chubb from COVID list

Nov 7, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 7, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs with the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns activated running backs Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.

Both vaccinated players tested positive last week and missed the Browns’ 45-7 loss at New England. They are expected to return to action Sunday when Cleveland (5-5) hosts the Detroit Lions (0-8-1).

Chubb, 25, leads the team in carries (120), rushing yards (721) and rushing touchdowns (six) in seven games this season.

Chubb didn’t enjoy being away from the team but was thrilled to return to the practice field.

“I feel good,” Chubb told reporters. “No one wants to get it, but it is what it is and you can’t do much about it. I was happy to see everybody and happy to get back out there with the boys and get a good practice in.”

Chubb found it tough to view the game against New England.

“(The game) was hard to watch, for sure,” Chubb said. “Just seeing my team out there and not having anything go our way, it was hard to watch. But it’s a new week, a new opportunity. We still have everything ahead of us. We came out here and had a great practice, and we just have to keep moving forward.”

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Chubb has rushed for 4,278 yards with 34 touchdowns in 51 career games since being selected by the Browns in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Felton, 23, has three rushes for 16 yards and 13 catches for 147 yards and one TD while playing in nine games this season. He was selected by the Browns in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media