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Browns to pull RB Hunt and RT Conklin out of injured reserve

The Cleveland Browns are set to pull two of their top offensive players- running back Kareem Hunt and right tackle Jack Conklin- off the injured list.

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Browns poised to pull RB Hunt and RT Conkliin out of injured reserve

The Cleveland Browns may see a boost to their offense on Sunday as running back Kareem Hunt and offensive tackle Jack Conklin have been designated to come off the injured reserve list.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he expects both players- two of their top offensive athletes- to join team practices this week, and is hopeful that they will be ready to suit up for Sunday.

Depleted offense

Hunt has been out of action and on the Browns’ IR list since Week 6, after he hurt his calf against the Arizona Cardinals. Cleveland is looking forward to his return to the roster, as the 26-year-old has rushed for 351 yards and five touchdowns this season. He has racked up 522 yards from scrimmage in 2021, showing the form that made him the leading rusher of the NFL in 2017.

Meanwhile, Conklin has been sidelined since Week 6 after he suffered a dislocated elbow in their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. If activated, the two-time First-Team All-Pro will help bolster the team’s deadly offense.

A run of injuries

Cleveland has seen an unfortunate number of injuries and covid-19 cases in the team, including running back Nick Chubb. Quarterback Baker Mayfield is also nursing injuries to his upper body.

The Browns are at the bottom of the AFC North standings at 6-5, but are only trailing behind the 5-4 Steelers by percentage points.

The Cleveland Browns take on the Baltimore Ravens (7-3) in an AFC North showdown for Sunday Night Football at M&T Bank Stadium in Maryland. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET/ 5:20 p.m. PT.