Free agent operating again Kareem Hunt had three visits this offseason to the Saints, Colts, and Vikings. Nonetheless, regardless of being near signing with a workforce, Hunt remained a free agent since March. Now, with Browns participant Nick Chubb’s season-ending knee harm, the Browns have introduced in Hunt for a go to. This comes as no shock since Hunt spent the previous 4 seasons in Cleveland, understanding the offense, locker room, and training employees. Surprisingly sufficient, the Browns selected to not re-sign Hunt earlier as a result of they believed his pace was declining, and this notion hasn’t modified previously 5 months.
Final season, Hunt skilled career-low averages of three.8 yards per carry and 6.0 yards per catch, along with his longest play being solely 24 yards. With the lack of Chubb, the Browns have positioned their belief in Jerome Ford as their lead again after his spectacular efficiency on Monday night time. Nonetheless, the workforce acknowledges the necessity for depth behind him, as solely Pierre Robust stays on the 53-player roster as one other operating again possibility. It’s price mentioning that Hunt led the NFL in speeding throughout his rookie season in 2017 however confronted repercussions when the Chiefs reduce him in 2018 as a consequence of a video revealing his assault on a feminine. He later joined the Browns in 2019.