Browns Trade Pitch Brings Former Starting RB Back to Cleveland

Running back Jerome Ford sustained an ankle injury in Cleveland’s win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7, leaving Kareem Hunt and Peirre Strong Jr. 

Both proved capable Sunday, but if Ford battles prolonged complications that will mean more trouble for an already troubled offense 

The trade deadline is looming just eight days away, and the Browns are expected to be active as the team searches for help at wide receiver and on the offensive line.  

Johnson spent four years in Cleveland between 2019-22, often functioning as the backup or third-string running back 

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Johnson finished that season with 534 rushing yards, 137 receiving yards and 3 total touchdowns, per Pro Football Reference. 

Johnson will likely find himself in a similar position if he returns to Cleveland, at least off the bat. But his knowledge of the offensive scheme and familiarity with the personnel 

GettyRunning back Kareem Hunt of the Cleveland Browns reacts after scoring a touchdown during an NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts in October 2023. 

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