4 running backs Bucs could target to replace Chase Edmonds

Chase Edmonds is out for at least a month, but the Bucs have a few interesting ways to replace him.
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For as good as the season has gone so far for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there has already been some turbulance.

On Monday the team announced that Chase Edmonds had sprained his MCL and would likely miss the next 4-6 weeks of action. There has been some chatter about the Bucs placing Edmonds on injured reserve, but no matter what happens the team needs to figure out how to replace him over the course of the next month.

Edmonds is third on the depth chart behind Rachaad White and Sean Tucker, so it's not as though the Bucs are in a situation like the Browns or Giants are. Both top running backs are healthy for Tampa Bay, but that shouldn't stop the front office from looking at some heavy-hitting possibilities when it comes to replacing Edmonds and strengthening the run game.

4 running backs Bucs could target to replace Chase Edmonds

Kareem Hunt

Update: Kareem Hunt signed with the Browns on Wednesday morning.

Let's get this one out of the way first, because it's both an option for the Bucs but unlikely to happen. As long as Hunt is a free agent anything is possible, but it sounds like he has interest from the Cleveland Browns and would be a fit as Nick Chubb's replacement.

He's also been linked to the New Orleans Saints, a team that also needs to find help at running back after losing Jamaal Williams to a hamstring injury.

Signing Hunt would kill two birds with one stone: he'd be an excellent replacement for Edmonds and compliment both Rachaad White and Sean Tucker, and having him in Tampa Bay would block the Saints from getting him.

Even though the Saints had interest, it sounds like they're content with riding out the storm until Alvin Kamara returns from his suspension next week. Still, if the Bucs can make a move to weaken New Orleans then it's worth considering.