Lions GM Bob Quinn on if Detroit considered adding Kareem Hunt
Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has surprisingly found a new NFL home pretty quickly despite being released midway through the 2018 regular season. Earlier in the day on Monday, it was formally announced that the Cleveland Browns had come to terms with the troubled rusher ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
However, it was previously reported that several teams had interest in Hunt’s services — though, the Detroit Lions were never a potential destination for the former Toledo standout, so it appears.
“We want good people in this organization,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn told reporters on Monday.
On the other hand, the Browns and their general manager, John Dorsey, are more than comfortable adding Hunt.
“I just want to let everybody know that we have done extensive research with regards to this case, this player, and at the end of it, the one thing we did find is that he understands and takes full accountability for the egregious act that he committed,” Dorsey said in a formal statement on Monday, via 247 Sports.. “He is extremely remorseful for his actions. What he has done is he has sought professional counseling. Moving forward in anything like this situation, once he understands his situation, he is now working toward being a better man…”
The Lions could certainly use some help at the running back position, among other positions, though the team seems to have already found its starter for next season in former Auburn Tigers running back Kerryon Johnson. Johnson had a successful rookie season before encountering some injury trouble along the way.