The Cleveland Browns are figuring out their running back situation as they prepare for the final preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
The running back spot is still a question for the Browns as they prepare for their final preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field and begin to trim the roster down to 53 players for the Sept. 11 opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Peyton Hillis is the No. 1 option after a season in which he rushed for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns on 270 carries and caught 61 passes for 477 yards, but the team is working on finding his back-up.
Veteran Brandon Jackson is currently out of the lineup due to a toe injury and Montario Hardesty is still battling back from a knee injury that ended his rookie season before it really got started.
"I don’t know what to think in terms of the durability there right now," Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday. “We’ve got a couple guys, a guy that’s coming back from injury and one that’s banged up right now."
Shurmur added, "We’re keeping our eyes open at a lot of positions to possibly help bolster the roster, but we’ll see how that goes as we finish our fourth preseason game."