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Kareem Hunt calls out Browns teammates

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Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was disappointed in his team’s performance on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. The Dawg Pound lost by two touchdowns on the road playing a rookie quarterback (albeit the number one overall pick from the 2019 NFL Draft).

Hunt, 24, who was suspended the first eight games of the season, has seen the Browns go 4-2 in his return to the team, but clearly the Week 15 loss to the Cardinals was not sufficient effort given by all.

Per Jeff Risdon in Browns Wire:

“I feel like there were some plays that everybody didn’t leave their 110 percent out there the whole play through the whole play, through the whole whistle,” Hunt said. “And we have all got to do that if we want to be successful.”

“It’s got to be contagious to everybody,” Hunt said. “If we do that, usually good things happen if you’re playing with great effort. Shoot, you never know the ball might fall in your lap if you run into it or anything like that, good things happen.”

A one-time Pro-Bowl rusher, Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs, who had selected him out of the third round in the 2017 draft, in November of last year. The 5-foot-11 Toledo product then signed with Cleveland in February 2019 before the eight-game suspension was levied.

Since arriving on the gridiron, Hunt has rushed for 167 yards on 28 carries, scoring two touchdowns. Hunt has also caught 220 yards on 30 receptions for one touchdown through the air.

The Browns spend the remainder of their regular season matched up with AFC North division rival Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals, with Hunt likely hoping for a display of greater effort.