The Cleveland Browns have signed RB Kareem Hunt.
Hunt is 5-11, 216 kilos and getting into his third NFL season out of Toledo. Initially drafted by Kansas Metropolis within the third spherical of the 2017 NFL draft, Hunt has appeared in 27 profession video games. He has rushed for two,151 yards on 453 makes an attempt (4.7 common) with 15 touchdowns, whereas including 79 receptions for 833 yards with 10 touchdowns.
As a rookie in 2017, Hunt led the NFL with 1,327 dashing yards en path to a Professional Bowl choice. He grew to become simply the sixth rookie since 1966 (Tremendous Bowl period) to steer the league in dashing yards. Hunt additionally grew to become the primary participant in NFL historical past to document six consecutive video games with 100-plus scrimmage yards to begin their rookie marketing campaign. He appeared in 11 video games in 2018 and registered 824 dashing yards, 378 receiving yards and 14 complete touchdowns. He was launched by the Chiefs on Nov. 30. Hunt completed his collegiate profession as Toledo’s all-time main rusher with 4,945 yards, whereas scoring 44 dashing touchdowns. He attended Willoughby South Excessive Faculty in Willoughby, Ohio.
John Dorsey on signing free agent working again Kareem Hunt:
“My relationship and interplay with Kareem since 2016 in school was an vital a part of this choice making course of however we then did in depth due diligence with many people, together with scientific professionals, to have a greater understanding of the particular person he’s right now and whether or not it was prudent to signal him. There have been two vital components: one is that Kareem took full duty for his egregious actions and confirmed true regret and secondly, simply as importantly, he’s present process and is dedicated to mandatory skilled therapy and a plan that has been clearly laid out.”
“We absolutely perceive and respect the complexity of questions and points in signing a participant with Kareem’s historical past and don’t condone his actions. Given what we learn about Kareem via our in depth analysis, we consider he deserves a second likelihood however definitely with the understanding that he has to undergo essential and important steps to grow to be a performing member of this group, apart from what the NFL determines from their ongoing investigation. We absolutely perceive that Kareem is topic to self-discipline by the NFL. Right here on the Browns, there’s a detailed plan with expectations laid out that he understands and should comply with, as a result of any related incident is not going to be tolerated. We’ll assist Kareem via this course of and make the most of our assets, nonetheless permitted, to assist him grow to be profitable on and off the sphere so long as he continues to point out the dedication essential to signify this group.”
Kareem Hunt on signing a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns:
“First off, I wish to as soon as once more apologize for my actions final yr. What I did was fallacious and inexcusable. That’s not the person I used to be raised to be, and I’ve discovered a terrific deal from that have and positively ought to have been extra truthful about it after the actual fact. I’m extraordinarily grateful that John Dorsey, Dee and Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns group are granting me the chance to earn their belief and signify their group in one of the simplest ways doable on and off the sphere. I’m dedicated to following the required steps to study and to be a greater and more healthy particular person from this case. I additionally perceive the expectations that the Browns have clearly laid out and that I’ve to earn my approach again to the NFL. I’m a piece in progress as an individual, however I’m dedicated to profiting from the assist methods that I’ve in place to grow to be the perfect and more healthy model of myself.”