Browns hold workout with Kareem Hunt

FILE - Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt runs with the ball during an NFL football game...
FILE - Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt runs with the ball during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Cleveland. The Browns activated Hunt and Pro Bowl right tackle Jack Conklin from injured reserve and will have them in the lineup for Sunday, Nov. 28, critical game against the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)(David Richard | AP)
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 5:25 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns could turn a familiar face to replace Nick Chubb in their backfield.

Tuesday afternoon, the Browns brought in Kareem Hunt for a workout according to reports.

Hunt spent the previous four seasons with the Browns after starting his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cleveland elected to not re-sign Hunt following the 2022-23 season and handed the backup running back job to second-year back Jerome Ford.

Hunt was easily available to visit the Browns team headquarters in Berea for a workout. The veteran running back is a native of nearby Willoughby, Ohio and has been seen in public in and around the Cleveland area while looking for his next NFL team.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski was asked about options to replace Chubb during his zoom media availability Tuesday afternoon, Hunt in particular.

“Yeah, we’re early stages of looking at different options right now, so I can’t really speak to anybody specific,” Stefanski said. “Andrew (Berry) and the personnel department is working through options. You don’t, as you know, you don’t replace Nick Chubb. You just don’t do that. Great players in the league, you look around, they go out. It’s always not one person that replaces a player of his caliber. So everybody’s got to do a little bit more, a little bit more everywhere. But we’ll look at options there in terms of who we bring in.”