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Notes: D’Onta Foreman agrees to deal, adds depth at running back

The Browns are adding a veteran to their stable of running backs.

D’Onta Foreman visited Browns headquarters Wednesday and agreed to a deal, a league source told The Chronicle-Telegram.

Foreman, who will turn 28 in April, has started 21 of 52 games, rushing 552 times for 2,326 yards, a 4.2 average and 14 touchdowns. He’s caught 34 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns.

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Foreman joins Nick Chubb, Jerome Ford, Nyheim Hines and Pierre Strong Jr. at running back. Chubb and Hines, who was recently signed as a free agent, are rehabbing following surgeries to repair multiple torn knee ligaments. Chubb’s not expected to be ready for Week 1.

Foreman (6-foot, 235 pounds) brings power to the position and could replace Kareem Hunt in short-yardage situations. Hunt is a free agent and not expected to return.

Last year with the Bears Foreman started eight of nine games, carrying 109 times for 425 yards, a 3.9 average and four touchdowns. He caught 11 passes for 77 yards and a TD.

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He was a third-round pick of the Texans in 2017 out of the University of Texas and has also played for the Titans, Panthers and Bears. He sustained a torn Achilles tendon as a rookie in 2017 and missed all but one game the next season.

Foreman was drafted two rounds after quarterback Deshaun Watson in Houston and they were teammates together for two seasons.

IN THE MIX

Quarterback Tyler Huntley’s one-year contract for the veteran minimum became official.

He agreed to the deal Sunday, joining Watson, Jameis Winston and Dorian Thompson-Robinson at the position. The addition of Huntley (6-1, 205) will allow the Browns to proceed cautiously with Watson as he rehabs from surgery to fix a broken shoulder bone.

Huntley was undrafted in 2020 and has played in 20 games with the Ravens, including nine starts. He’s completed 64.6 percent for 1,957 yards and eight touchdowns. He has 509 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

TIME TO VISIT

Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Hall Jr., who went to Streetsboro High School, will make a predraft visit to the Browns in early April, The Athletic’s Zac Jackson reported. He also has visits scheduled with the Vikings, Texans, Packers and Chiefs.

** Western Kentucky receiver Malachi Corley, who could be a candidate for the Browns at No. 54 in the second round, has a visit planned with the Browns, according to CBS Sports.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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