Jackson struggled this year with the Colts before eventually getting released. He flashed last season filling in for Jonathan Taylor but now finds himself on the Browns practice squad as the team looks to build up running back depth to replace Nick Chubb. With Jackson on the practice squad, for now the team's top-three backs remain Ford, Hunt and Strong.
The Browns and veteran RB Kareem Hunt have agreed to terms on a one-year deal. Hunt scored 23 TDs over the past four seasons in Cleveland. Now he’s back — and figures to have a lot of opportunities after Nick Chubb’s season-ending injury.
Hunt had been one of the least efficient ball carriers over the past two seasons and was no doubt a huge reason why the Browns let him walk in the first place. We are still expecting Jerome Ford to handle a vast majority of the workload, with Hunt rotating in with Strong.
Just as we posted this news item, it broke the Browns are hosting Hunt for a visit. The Browns would obviously have to give up a draft pick to get Akers. As for Hunt, he spent the last four seasons with the Browns so a reunion makes sense. He has not signed with anyone since his contract expired following last season. In late August, Hunt had reportedly received offers from four teams. But the running back was waiting for “the right offer” and didn’t sign any of them, the story went on to say. The team recently said the RB1 duties will go to Ford while Strong sits behind him on the depth chart for now.
Ford finished with 16 carries for 106 yards against the Steelers in Week 2. He added three catches for 25 yards and a TD so he looks to at least be a pretty solid replacement in your fantasy lineup if you can get him off the waiver wire. Strong will likely factor in as well and the team has seemed to indicate they will bring in another back.