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Kareem Hunt has ‘work to do’ to be part of Browns organization

Kareem Hunt, Jimmy Haslam, Dee Haslam

The Cleveland Browns brought in running back Kareem Hunt despite his eight-game suspension to start the season. But Dee Haslam, wife of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, has indicated that Hunt still has to show he’s worthy of being part of the Browns’ organization when he returns.

“We know that Kareem has work to do, and he is in counseling working really hard,” Dee Haslam said regarding Hunt per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “It is up to him. It truly is up to him. We have high expectations for our players.”

Hunt obviously has a checkered past after his assault of a woman which led to his suspension. He was also questioned by police recently after an incident outside a Cleveland bar.

Hunt undoubtedly has the talent to help any team in the league. As he showed in his two years with the Kansas City Chiefs when he racked up nearly 3,000 yards from scrimmage and 25 total touchdowns, he can be a major threat both on the ground and through the air. As if Baker Mayfield didn’t have enough weapons, having Hunt alongside the likes of Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., and Nick Chubb would make the  Browns all the more dangerous this season.

But based on Haslam’s comments, the Browns apparently aren’t ready to keep Hunt on the roster at any cost. The troubled back must still prove that he has learned from his past mistakes and is not going to bring more trouble to the table in Cleveland.