Browns RB given night off against In­di­anapo­lis

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - By Lo­gan Mad­dox lo­ganseth­mad­[email protected] NICK CHUBB

Cedar­town na­tive Nick Chubb did not play in this week’s pre­sea­son win over the Colts. The UGA grad­u­ate cheered on his squad from the side­lines as they downed In­di­anapo­lis 21-18.

That isn’t to say that he did not have a big week, though.

The sopho­more back re­port­edly ripped off a huge run in Thurs­day’s joint prac­tice in In­di­anapo­lis. A fight be­tween other play­ers may have cut the scrim­mage short, but not be­fore Chubb showed off his speed and ath­leti­cism with a 65yard touch­down blast.

The As­so­ci­ated Press re­ported that Coach Fred­die Kitchens was sat­is­fied with what the Browns ac­com­plished dur­ing joint prac­tices with the Colts on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day at Grand Park Sports Cam­pus in West­field, Ind. That’s why he gave sev­eral on the squad the night off.

Along­side Chubb, quar­ter­back Baker May­field and Re­ceiver Jarvis Landry also got the pre­sea­son game off against In­di­anapo­lis as well.

In other news, the fans of his alma mater might be see­ing some Chubb-cal­iber runs this fall.

Per a re­port from DawgNa­tion, Ge­or­gia sopho­more tail­back Zamir “Zeus” White is draw­ing a ton of com­par­isons to the former SEC great. All-SEC safety J.R. Reed made a com­ment this week that Zeus “re­minds me of Chubb, es­pe­cially run­ning the ball, how phys­i­cal he is and down­hill, and that’s the big­gest thing that comes to my mind.”

Though the Lau­r­ing­burg, NC, na­tive def­i­nitely has tal­ent, we’ll all have to wait and see be­fore say­ing he is a Nick clone.

White and the Ge­or­gia Bull­dogs will kick­off their sea­son on Aug. 31 in Nashville at Van­der­bilt.

As for Nick Chubb and his Cleve­land Browns, the team will head south to Florida next Fri­day for their third pre­sea­son game of 2019. The Browns will meet the Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers at Ray­mond James Sta­dium, with the start time set for 7:30 p.m.

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