It will be interesting to see if Hunt's role will eat into Chubb's potential workload. Hunt was suspended the first eight weeks but was also dealing with a sports hernia surgery. At this point Hunt is worth a stash on your bench just to see how this plays out, but it's best to take a wait-and-see approach at least for Week 10.
Hunt will be allowed to return to game action in Week 10, when the Browns host the Buffalo Bills. Besides the suspension, Hunt is recovering from sports hernia surgery. Chubb should still be a safe fantasy play as he's fourth in rushing even after a bye week.
RB Kareem Hunt will not play in tonight’s preseason finale against the Detroit Lions. Hunt underwent surgery this morning to repair a sports hernia injury. A full recovery is anticipated prior to his return to action in Week 10 of the regular season.
Kareem Hunt will be out 4-6 weeks, but with his eight-game suspension, he should be on track for Week 10 when he returns. Nick Chubb should continue to lead the backfield when Hunt returns, but Hunt is too good to keep off the field. His presence will likely cut into Chubb's workload somewhat.
Kareem Hunt, who looked explosive in spring practices, has clearly been embraced by his teammates. "That's my boy," said second-year running back Nick Chubb, who stands to lose some work when Hunt returns. "Kareem, he is really cool. He came in and we hit it off right away. Just picking up the playbook and having fun. He's a lot of fun to be around."
Hunt is on pace to be recovered from his groin injury and back at practice midweek. The Browns are still negotiating with the league about allowing Hunt to remain with the team during his eight-game suspension.
The story went on to say if the team is in great health and Hunt is still on track to return, they make think about moving Johnson. But right now the Browns are about having as much veteran depth as possible right now.
Adam Schefter reports that Johnson signed with Drew Rosenhaus' agency and that he is still seeking a trade. Schefter also gives us some context for Johnson's switch in representation when he tweets, "keep in mind, Rosenhaus helped facilitate a trade for the Browns and his client, Emmanuel Ogbah, and got Breshad Perriman out of his deal in Cleveland."
Johnson wanted out of Cleveland after the Browns signed Kareem Hunt, but the team never budged. We'll see if Rosenhaus can change their minds.
Johnson was an afterthought on the field last season despite his ability and a change of scenery would likely be a boom to his fantasy output. If his new representation can get the Browns to budge on dealing Johnson, his landing spot would dictate his fantasy upside, but there's a good chance his new team would give him more work than the Browns did last season when he saw an anemic 5.4 touches per game.
Cellphone video obtained by TMZ shows suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt being questioned by Cleveland police officers outside a downtown Cleveland bar.
Hunt was not arrested and Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said no police report, body camera video or other documentation exists related to any incident involving Hunt.
The incident happened sometime late Saturday outside the Barley House on West 6th Street.
Social media was buzzing today about Hunt in a possible bar fight in Cleveland, but there was not a police report nor any proof. The owner of the bar doesn't believe there was a physical altercation, according to the story. The story added the Browns are aware but have no comment.
Nick Chubb should post RB1 numbers for the first half of the season and probably longer, as the team begins to incorporate Hunt into the offense over the second half of the season. Duke Johnson remains in limbo, but he should serve as Chubb's primary backup while Hunt serves his suspension.
Hunt joins an already talented backfield featuring Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson. Chubb was shaping up to be a top 10 pick at his position, though Hunt's arrival throws some cold water on Chubb's upside. Johnson was already being underutilized and speculation has already begun that the team may look to move him. At this point, we're assuming that Hunt will compete with Johnson for backup duties behind Chubb. Keep in mind that the NFL has yet to announce Hunt's suspension, so that will play a factor as well.
Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said this past week that his team would not rule out the possibility of signing Kareem Hunt, and it turns out he's not alone.
Multiple teams have expressed interest in Hunt, and it now appears the former Chiefs running back will have a job "sooner rather than later," one league source told ESPN.
The story went on to say, since late November, when the disturbing video that shows Hunt shoving and kicking a woman surfaced, he has been undergoing anger-management counseling daily, according to a source. Hunt appears to be making progress with the counseling, which has helped him draw the interest of some teams, sources said. Obviously those in keeper leagues who have held on to Hunt want to continue to stick with him for next year. But, Hunt still faces potential discipline as the league continues to investigate.