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Browns RB Kareem Hunt should be able to practice in a couple days

Kareem Hunt

The Cleveland Browns began their first day of training camp on Thursday, and as the team looks to begin building toward a playoff push, they’ll have to wait a bit in order to get one of their running backs onto the field. For now, running back Kareem Hunt isn’t practicing, but should be cleared to get onto the field soon.

According to Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens (via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beat Journal), Hunt is still nursing a slight groin injury that kept him out of practice today and will keep him out for a “couple of “days.”

Thankfully for the team and Hunt, however, things don’t seem to be too bad, and he should be able to get on the field with his fellow teammates pretty soon.

The Browns signed Hunt in February, taking a flyer on the former Kansas City Chiefs breakout star after he was cut from the team when video surfaced of him assaulting a woman in a Cleveland hotel earlier this year. While Hunt suffered no legal setbacks, the NFL did suspend the running back for the first half of the 2019 regular season as a result of violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

Hunt came into the league as an electric player, making the Pro Bowl and leading the NFL in rushing yards during his rookie year. Last year, Hunt was also in the midst of another incredible season prior to the video being released, having tallied up 824 yards and 14 touchdowns through 11 games.

Now, he’ll look to join a Browns running back group that already has its own standout young player in Nick Chubb.

Once Hunt and Chubb get onto the field together, it should give the Browns one of the best running back duos in the league, and will complement their already extremely talented offensive group that consists of Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and David Njoku.