Browns RB Kareem Hunt is expected to report on first day of offseason program
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey told Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland that he spoke with Kareem Hunt “a lot” before acquiring him. He told Grossi that he expects Hunt to expected to report to his offseason program the first day of April.
John Dorsey said he spoke w Kareem Hunt ‘a lot’ before signing him. Also said Hunt would be expected to report to opening of offseason program on April 1.
— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) February 11, 2019
Hunt was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs organization this past year. League commissioner Roger Goodell had put him on the Commissioner-Exempt List on Nov. 30 of 2018 after a video of him shoving and kicking a woman surfaced online. The league has been taking a more assertive approach to handling domestic violence disputes.
The former pro-bowler had been a dangerous weapon in Andy Ried’s offense. Hunt is one of the best running backs that the team had drafted since Jamaal Charles. Hunt ran for over 1,327 yards, leading the entire NFL in total rushing yards in his rookie year. Hunt also caught a total of 53 receptions along with 455 yards. He had 11 total touchdowns from scrimmage.
Through 11 games, Hunt ran for 824 yards with seven total touchdowns in his second season in the league. He also caught 26 passes for 378 receptions yards and seven touchdowns as an eligible receiver.
Hunt had been utilized perfectly by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes eventually won the league MVP.
The Browns last season had a fairly successful season. They went 7-8-1 and finished third in the AFC North. Rookie sensation Baker Mayfield ended the season by throwing 3,725 yards with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The future of the team rests in the shoulders of his performance moving forward.