Kareem Hunt has “exceeded expectations” in Cleveland

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The Browns signed running back Kareem Hunt on Feb. 11. Although he is suspended for the first eight games of the season, Hunt is with the team now.

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens gave an update on Hunt during the draft, saying Hunt is “exceeding expectations.”

“He is doing great,” Kitchens said. “He is doing everything we are asking him to do. Exceeding expectations from the standpoint of how he is in the building, how he is around the players and how he is on the field. I have never been around him until now, but that’s what I see and that’s what we have gotten. He is doing things in the community. He is continuing to work on an everyday basis, and he is not taking any days off from the standpoint of becoming a better person, a better player, and I think everybody is going to see the benefits of that.”

The NFL suspended Hunt for two separate physical altercations under the Personal Conduct Policy. Both incidents happened in his hometown of Cleveland, and the Chiefs cut Hunt Nov. 30 after video surfaced of his assault on a woman.

Hunt has played 27 games, with 453 carries for 2,151 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also has caught 79 passes for 833 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Nick Chubb will start for the Browns, who insist they also have a role for Duke Johnson. Johnson, who is skipping the voluntary offseason work at the team facility, has asked for a trade.

42 responses to “Kareem Hunt has “exceeded expectations” in Cleveland

  1. Okay… I think we’re more worried about his character. We know he’s a good RB

  2. Good for Kareem Hunt. I hope the young dude can avert the disasterous path his lifestyle was leading him into.

    As a Chiefs backer, this kind of situation also informs me of why Clark Hunt & his team are now so reluctant to part ways with Hill.

    No compensation and very little anything else of value gained from releasing Hunt so another franchise could sweep in and claim him, then trumpet their great rehab programs and gain accolades down the road for helping to save Hunt from his demons, while also enjoying 1200 yard and 15 TD production from the guy.

    And 75% of the teams in the NFL would pilfer a player with talent like Hill or Hunt or Clark… if the opportunity presented itself and they had the nerve to withstand a few weeks of public chastizing.

    The Raiders bragged about being THAT team of malcontents, criminals and castoffs, for decades. That was their Modis Operandi. Every team has had their share of Kareem Hunts. Every teanm drafts risky players every few years.

    Tyreek Hill is another Rae Carruth/Lawrence Phillips in the making though.

  3. Playing for his hometown might help. Even though the incident happened in his hometown. Idk, I’m rooting for the guy. We all know hes talented, just gotta stay simple minded and not do things that know damn well the league will suspend you for. But I’m definitely ready to see him contribute to this team.

  4. So he got a little slap on the wrist. Now he knows he can get away with anything. The GM and the owner don’t care. The fans don’t care. Ladies, you’re on your own. Good luck!

  5. Sorry if you looked at the video as politically incorrect as it may sound the woman brought it on herself. She came to his place uninvited. Refused to leave when asked. After she did leave she came back and attacked him. He threw a mock kick at her on the ground. Watch the video.

  6. So showing up for work is exceeding expectations? This is why Cleveland is and always will be The Factory of Sadness

  7. I hope he does well with his 2nd chance. Considering he was raised by his Grandmother and Mother. I know they would have been disappointed with his choice. I wouldnt have granted him a 2nd chance so quickly but since I am not in charge, I hope he takes advantage and stays clean.

  8. Kareem is a scumbag and so is tyreek hill.
    Both of them don’t deserve a second chance. Does his child get a second chance? How about Kareem’s lady. Is he ever going to trust him to be a real man?

  9. Just keep drunk, under-age groupies away from him and everything will be cool.

  10. Poor Chiefs, they would have made it to the SB with Hunt who has always given Patriots problems.

  11. His homies will be thick as thieves during his suspension. Get ready for another altercation.

  12. I’m sorry but I don’t take a franchise run by GM John Dorsey about their word in any players character. Dorsey was the Chiefs GM who drafted both Hunt and Hill and as soon as the Chiefs cut Hunt Dorsey brought him to his new team. They also just took the Bama LBer who plumeted thru the draft because of major character concerns. Greedy Williams was the only major prospect who was invited to 0 that’s right 0 teams invited him in for an official workout after he interviewed all time poorly at the combine and no other team would touch him but not good old John Dorsey. He also brought in OBJ who hasn’t gotten in trouble but his antics can divide a locker room. Dorsey has proven every chance he gets he could care less about character and has a team full of character concerns. I understand taking a chance on one or two per team but to go get 8 is troublesome as who’s holding who accountable. I don’t think Hunts actions are anything close to as serious as Hill’s case just saying I’d trust this info more if it wasn’t coming from a Dorsey run team. I bet if Tyreek Hill was cut by the Chiefs Dorsey would pick him up tomorrow.

  13. Don’t have a dog in this fight – but there’s something that feels kind of unfair to the original team in these situations. The Chiefs kind of had to cut him, because to do otherwise means you tolerate this kind of behavior – but then it’s Ok for the Browns to sign him, because we all believe in second chances, etc.

    Doesn’t sit right w me that the Chiefs would get excoriated for keeping him, but another team now gets a windfall.

  14. Sorry if you looked at the video as politically incorrect as it may sound the woman brought it on herself. She came to his place uninvited. Refused to leave when asked. After she did leave she came back and attacked him. He threw a mock kick at her on the ground. Watch the video.
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    She also refused to have sex with a number of them, but i guess that does not count.

  15. After seeing some of the comments in here I’m more worried about the character of those people than Kareem Hunt’s character.
    The Chiefs should of owned his mistakes and tried to turn the young man’s life around.
    You don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

  16. D1442zzx says:
    April 28, 2019 at 5:41 pm

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    She also refused to have sex with a number of them, but i guess that does not count.
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    Just make up facts there was never a report like that. She came uninvited they realized she was underage and they asked her to leave. That’s what’s in the report.

  17. Tyreek Hill followed the rules…completed all the required courses, said and did all the right things, was a model citizen. But just go back and listen to the recently released tape…that is the same person that choked and beat his pregnant girlfriend…some people just can’t change…especially if they don’t want to. Moral and character defects are deep rooted and instilled very early as a result of how and where we are raised. I think Hunt’s event shows more of an alcohol and maturity problem….Hill’s issues run much deeper. I am a supporter of 2nd chances….and by the grace of God have had my fair share…I wish Hunt all the luck in the world…Hill i don’t think can ever change…evil and mental illness is hard to overcome. As a life long Chiefs fan…i am disappointed…as a human being i am concerned about sharing my love of this game with my grandson…it is hard to explain why we no longer cheer and admire certain players.

  18. maxamili says:
    April 28, 2019 at 4:17 pm
    Kareem is a scumbag and so is tyreek hill.
    Both of them don’t deserve a second chance.

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    What Hill did (numerous times) is so much worse than what Hunter did. Hill should be banned from the NFL and incarcerated

  19. brownsfan2819 says:

    I’m rooting for the guy. We all know hes talented, just gotta stay simple minded and not do things that know damn well the league will suspend you for. But I’m definitely ready to see him contribute to this team.
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    Rooting for the guy? Don`t do things that will get you suspended? How about just being able to control your emotions enough to not kick a woman on the ground for any reason?No matter what she did or didn`t do it was uncalled for. Would you being “rooting” for him if the Steelers or Ravens picked him up? Or if it was your sister he kicked? Or do your morals only matter to you if your favorite team isn`t involved? He deserves a second chance but the people excusing his behavior as “she shouldn`t have done this or that” are pathetic. Your self control is your responsibility and losing it is not something you can blame on others.

  20. He is in the last city he should be in. He’s around all of his bad influences he grew up with.

  21. It doesn’t matter if he has ‘exceeded expectations.’ He shouldn’t be on anyone’s roster anywhere.

  22. None of us know Hunt or Hill. None of us were there when these incidents happened. Based on the evidence on hand, Hunt has a drinking problem and needs to grow up. Let’s be real. Based on the video footage, he did not beat anyone. He basically pushed the woman with his foot. I’m not excusing his behavior, it just seems like his issues are something he can work on and become a productive member of society. Hill, on the other hand, seems like he has something seriously wrong with him. Something incurable.

  23. Clark Hunt gave away a top 3 RB. Will he do the same thing again? We’ll see. The Brownies would sign Tyreek the day he’s cut/released.

  24. Everyone deserve a second chance.

    Regards,

    Robert in new England

    PS The first time I visited, I had no idea that was going to happen. Second time was to speak with management about my concerns. I was offered another free massage for my trouble.

  25. The NFL needs to step into these matters first before the team. The process is all wrong. How is it (as pdway states) the Chiefs cut Hunt because it’s the right thing to do but the Browns get to pick him up under the “everybody deserves a 2nd chance” sentiment…The teams should have to submit players such as Hunt/Hill for a full league conduct unbecoming review. This removes the cut/picked up again comedy show we have now. Hunt should have had his case reviewed by the NFL before team action, then be suspended and frozen by the league, kept by the chiefs (without pay), then once/if reinstated the Chiefs can make a suspend further/activate/release call. It’s a complete joke that Hunt is on another team before his suspension has even finished.

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