NFL Rumors: Running Back Not Expected Back With Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns superstar running back Nick Chubb should have a few more carries coming his way. According to Browns analyst Tony Grossi, the Browns aren't interested in bringing back free agent running back Kareem Hunt.  Hunt was one of the league's highest-compensated RB2s over four seasons with the Browns, earning slightly under $16 million for his 2847 yards from scrimmage and 23 total touchdowns over 49 appearances. He was generally the Browns' first choice to spell Chubb, who has made four consecutive Pro Bowls despite never exceeding 334 touches in a season.

Hunt had an incredible start to his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, leading the league in rushing as a rookie and totalling 2984 yards from scrimmage and 25 touchdowns in his first 27 career appearances. A video showing Hunt pushing and kicking a woman derailed his career with the Chiefs, and he latched on with the Browns after his release.

Shockingly, Hunt is only 27 years old, but he appears to have met with a frosty market. Unfortunately for him, he has hit free agency at just about the worst time possible: he averaged career-worst marks in yards per carry (3.8) and yards per target (4.8). Those aren't the types of numbers teams overlook character issues for. Unless he can somehow convince teams that rookie Pro Bowler is still lurking somewhere inside him, Hunt may have to settle for the league minimum and a chance to compete for a roster spot in training camp.

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