BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb is being evaluated for a concussion after being tackled on the first day Cleveland’s players wore pads.
Chubb, who rushed for 1,494 yards last season, was taken down after catching a short pass by linebacker Mack Wilson about halfway through Monday’s workout. A few minutes later, Chubb walked slowly from the field into the team’s training facility accompanied by a trainer to be checked.
A team spokesman said Chubb is being looked at for a possible head injury.
After Chubb was tackled, tight end David Njoku and guard Joel Bitonio ran over toward the sideline and confronted Wilson. Before practice, first-year Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said he spoke to his players Sunday night about not being overly aggressive as they transition into shoulder pads.
“The pace of practice should look exactly the same as it did yesterday in shells,” Stefanski said. “They have to understand how to practice hard and take care of each other regardless of the dress or the attire that they are wearing.”
A second-round pick in 2018, Chubb is already regarded as one of the NFL’s top backs. He ran for 996 yards as a rookie and was one of the few bright spots for the Browns last season, when he finished second to Tennessee’s Derrick Henry for the rushing title.
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