The Cleveland Browns had a rough go with the Reserve/COVID list, as a ton of their players were unavailable in Week 16. Regardless, they kept it competitive against the Green Bay Packers. For that reason, this franchise should feel confident about their final two games of the season. Now, Cleveland has a handful of players returning, including Kareem Hunt and Jadeveon Clowney.

According to Jake Trotter, the Browns had eight players return to the roster on Monday. After dealing with multiple positive COVID tests, it seems Cleveland will be regaining their main roster back for Week 17. This is crucial timing, as this team is still within reach of winning the AFC North.

Albeit, it's an uphill battle for the Browns to achieve that feat. They'll need the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, and Pittsburgh Steelers to choke in the final two weeks of the regular season. Additionally, Cleveland must win out. They'll have a real chance to do the impossible, as they face the Steelers and Bengals to close out the year.

It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. The AFC North is an incredibly tight race right now and can change on any given week. With multiple players returning to the roster, the Browns find themselves in a decent spot to shock the NFL.

Look for the Browns to potentially make some noise, as the AFC North is a wide-open race. With Kareem Hunt coming back, Nick Chubb receives some much-needed help in the backfield. Additionally, Clowney's return cannot be ignored either, as he's played magnificently well for Cleveland this year.