Chris Hubbard is to the Browns as Mike Remmers is to the Chiefs. A super sub who has started games at literally every single position along the front line (and even tight end) in his NFL career, Hubbard is the sixth man up from for Cleveland. Thus it’s a bit nerve-racking knowing that Hubbard is returning from season-ending surgery for torn ligaments in his knee and a dislocated kneecap.
Hubbard needed enough time to recover that he missed part of training camp and it was mid-August before he was back in the fold. Head coach Kevin Stefanski noted that he looks solid, but it’s hard to tell how a player will hold up until he’s in a game and really putting realistic pressure on the injured part.
Our friend Randy Gurzi of Dawg Pound Daily says if Hubbard is good to go, that’s a big piece of security for the Browns knowing they have someone to slide right in at a few spots. However, he also told us, “If he’s not healthy, they could be one injury away from relying on James Hudson at tackle, and the fourth round rookie looked nowhere near ready to face the AFC champs in Week 1.”