AP source: Browns, RB Kareem Hunt agree to 2-year extension
Suspended last season by the NFL for two physical off-field altercations, Hunt has agreed to a two-year, $13.25 million contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press. Hunt grew up in the Cleveland area and conveyed his appreciation in getting the extension on with an Instagram posting. Cleveland has always been home to me, and putting on the Orange & Brown has been THE dream growing up," Hunt wrote. Hunt led the NFL in rushing as a rookie with the Chiefs in 2017 when he gained 1,327 yards. Hunt was seen on videotape shoving and pushing a woman during an argument in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel.
Browns' Hunt 'blessed' for another chance after traffic stop
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cleveland. "Im blessed that the Browns gave me another opportunity, Hunt said on a Zoom conference call. So, yes, Im lucky to have another opportunity to play football. Honestly, Im just blessed to play the game, so Ill always feel lucky to play football. The Browns signed the Cleveland-area native before last season and Hunt stayed clear of trouble while also undergoing counseling.