Browns TE David Njoku ‘really excited’ for the arrival of Kareem Hunt
The Cleveland Browns signed embattled running back Kareem Hunt this week, and tight end David Njoku is thrilled that Hunt is about to join his team:
“I’m really excited that he’s here,” Njoku told TMZ Sports. “I know he can definitely help our offense in years to come rather than just next year.”
Njoku also added that he is “comfortable” playing with Hunt.
Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs late in the 2018 campaign after a video was released of him assaulting a woman in a Cleveland hotel last February.
The 23-year-old was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, where he still remains today. He is likely to face a suspension at the beginning of 2019, although it is not known how many games Hunt will be banned.
Hunt, who played his collegiate football at the University of Toledo, was originally selected by the Chiefs in the third round (86th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He had an outstanding rookie campaign, racking up a league-leading 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 4.9 yards per carry. In addition, he hauled in 53 receptions for 455 yards and three scores en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
Then, in 11 games before being released by Kansas City this past season, Hunt rushed for 824 yards while reaching the end zone seven times on the ground, recording 4.6 yards per attempt. He also caught 26 passes for 378 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Browns are coming off of a season in which they went 7-8-1, marking their best finish since winning 10 games all the way back in 2007.