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Report: Browns looked into trade, practice squad RB before signing Kareem Hunt

Cam Akers or Zonovan Knight would not have excited Browns fans

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The Cleveland Browns look to kick off the stink of their Monday Night Football loss at kickoff of their Week 3 matchup with the Tennessee Titans. The (relative) good news for RB Nick Chubb helps with that but his good friend RB Kareem Hunt hopes to do even more.

The Browns signed Hunt just days after the Chubb injury. The Cleveland area native was able to be there quickly, knew the system and has a little extra motivation.

While not crucial to the decision, bringing back Hunt (who wears his Cleveland love on his chest) has excited the fanbase.

According to a report, Hunt wasn’t the only option for the team. A trade for Cam Akers or signing Zonovan Knight were also options:

Akers was later dealt in a swap of 2026 late-round picks between the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings. The former second-round pick had a falling out with the team that drafted him. Akers rushed for 786 yards and seven touchdowns last season on just 188 carries.

Knight played in seven games last season with the New York Jets last year including four starters. On 85 carries, Knight put up 300 yards and one touchdown. He also had 13 receptions for 100 yards.

The Detroit Lions added Knight to their active 53-man roster this week.

Do you think the Browns made the best choice of the three options? Do your feelings impact how you think about Hunt’s return or are you able to be logical? Talk through it with other fans in the comment section below.