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Browns, Kareem Hunt agree on a deal for his return

Reinforcements are on the way with Kareem Hunt coming in after Nick Chubb’s injury

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The Cleveland Browns, and especially their fanbase, are shellshocked after dropping to 1-1 on Monday Night Football with a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. That feeling has less to do with the loss, although the offensive struggles are a problem, and more to do with the loss of RB Nick Chubb for the season.

As HC Kevin Stefanski noted, there is no replacing Chubb. In the opinion of many, Chubb is the best back in the NFL.

Yesterday came word that the Browns hope to offset the loss by finding another running back and had Kareem Hunt in for a visit. The local kid with four years of experience with the team seemed to have moved on from Cleveland, and vice versa, prior to Chubb’s injury.

According to Mary Kay Cabot, the reunion is likely and could happen on Wednesday:

Hunt didn’t have his normal burst last season but knows the team and system. The former Toledo star also is good friends with Chubb and could be returning in a way of picking up the baton from his fallen brother.


Since Cabot’s report, we now have a report that he is signing with Cleveland. Perhaps nuanced wording differentiates these reports:

Shortly after, we got multiple reports that Hunt was signing and details on his new contract:

If Hunt reaches the $4 million amount, he will be one of the highest paid backup running backs in the NFL.

While Jerome Ford is likely to be the team’s primary running back, Hunt would provide them with a solid third down back that might fit better in the spread offense likely to become more frequent.

How do you feel about Hunt’s return?