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Travis Kelce says Kareem Hunt release ‘ripped our hearts’

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce hasn’t ever been shy about his love for Kareem Hunt. When the team released him, the talented tight end said it ripped their hearts out. Both Hunt and Kelce are from northeast Ohio and they instantly hit it off when Hunt was drafted by the Chiefs.

Hunt was released after a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel. Since the video was released, Hunt has seemed to do everything right from a public standpoint, and Kelce thinks that he is going to have a lot of success with the Browns.

“I think so, without a doubt,’’ Travis Kelce, the former Cleveland Heights star said before Jarvis Landry’s celebrity softball game via Cleveland.com. “Me and Kareem have been good friends ever since he got to Kansas City. Another fellow Clevelander. He’s a northeast Ohio guy. I think you guys are getting an unbelievable athlete, somebody that can change the game with one or two carries, one or two touches and really give you a chance to win.

“He’s an unbelievable player. It ripped our hearts out when he got released from Kansas City, but to see him get another chance, I would hope and I would think he’s going to make the absolute most of it.”

Kelce said he has stayed in touch with Hunt since the release and has tried to be someone in his support system. Hunt is suspended for the first eight games of the season because of the incident in the Cleveland hotel, but once he gets back there could be an argument made that the Browns have the best backfield in football.