Browns activate Nick Chubb, Demetric Felton from COVID list
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Browns activate RBs Nick Chubb, Demetric Felton from COVID-19 list

Cleveland Browns fans got some good news on Thursday when the team activated running back John Kelly off of the COVID-19/reserve list. The "Dawg Pound" received more good news on Friday, two days ahead of their Week 11 meeting with the Detroit Lions.

Chubb, Felton and Kelly all missed Cleveland's 45-17 loss to the New England Patriots in week 10, as did Kareem Hunt, who remains on injured reserve with a calf injury. That left D'Ernest Johnson as the only healthy man in the backfield and despite the blowout defeat, Johnson was productive, gaining 99 yards on the ground and 58 more through the air on 19 carries and seven receptions, respectively.

When both Chubb and Hunt were forced to miss the Browns' "Thursday Night Football" win over the Denver Broncos in Week 7 due to injury, Johnson had a career night in his first start, recording 22 rushing attempts for 146 yards and one touchdown, as well as two receptions for 22 yards. With Chubb back on the field in Weeks 8 and 9, though, Johnson reverted to a backup role and had just 12 carries for 38 yards and one touchdown.

Despite missing three games this season, Chubb still leads Cleveland in carries (120), rushing yards (721) and rushing touchdowns (six). Hunt hasn't played since Week 6 and has already been ruled out for Week 11, but he remains second on the team in all three categories at 69, 361 and five, respectively.

Johnson has played in all 10 games, made two starts and has 56 carries for 294 yards and two scores, while Felton has just three carries (but 13 receptions) in nine games. Kelly has only two carries in three games played.

The Browns and Lions square off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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