Browns news: Baker Mayfield admits he has yet to speak with newcomer, Kareem Hunt
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Browns QB Baker Mayfield admits he has yet to speak with newcomer, Kareem Hunt

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The Cleveland Browns signed embattled running back Kareem Hunt last week, but Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told TMZ Sports that he has not yet spoken to his new teammate.

Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of the 2018 campaign after a video surfaced in November of him assaulting a woman outside of a Cleveland hotel last February.

The 23-year-old was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list after the NFL viewed the video, where he still remains today.

Hunt will almost surely face some sort of suspension in 2019.

Prior to being cut by the Chiefs, Hunt had played in 11 games, rushing for 824 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. In addition, he hauled in 26 receptions for 378 yards and seven touchdowns.

Hunt, who played his collegiate football at the University of Toledo, was originally selected by Kansas City in the third round (86th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He had a spectacular rookie campaign, racking up a league-leading 1,327 yards and eight scores while registering 4.9 yards per attempt on the ground. He also caught 53 passes for 455 yards while reaching the end zone three times as a receiver.

As for Mayfield, the phenom is coming off of a terrific rookie season of his own, setting a rookie record of 27 touchdown passes to go along with 3,725 yards and 14 interceptions. He completed 63.8 percent of his passes while registering a passer rating of 93.7.

Most importantly, the Browns went 7-8-1 in 2018, marking their best finish since winning 10 games all the way back in 2007.