Posted: 6/17/2020 7:30 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt participated in some of the receiver meetings this offseason, according to wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea.
Huddle Up: Hunt was a solid part of the passing game last season but is not known if he would line up at receiver this season. He should be involved as a pass catcher again in 2020 and could also see a handful of carries in the passing game. He has a chance to be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/11/2020 8:23 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt said he wants to win and is willing to handle any role the team asks him to this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Hunt likely will be used as more of a receiver out of the backfield but should also receive some carries in the running game. He can be a flex option in most fantasy leagues this upcoming season since the Browns should have an improved offense.
Posted: 6/04/2020 10:09 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt's role in the offense will grow in 2020, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt Wednesday, June 3. 'We have to find a way to put the best players on the field and the matchups that will come with that each week. Kareem is an extremely talented runner as a running back, and he is exceptional out of the backfield (as a receiver). He is fearless, and the selflessness of him blocking and lead blocking, he is just a football player who loves to play. We have to find ways to get him the ball.'
Huddle Up: Hunt, the 2017 rushing champ, totaled 464 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in eight games after returning from suspension. He worked mostly as the backup to RB Nick Chubb. Despite playing half as many games, Hunt (44) finished with just five fewer targets than Chubb (49) and had more receiving yards. Look for Hunt to get the majority of third-down work in 2020, which could limit Chubb's upside.
Posted: 5/31/2020 9:54 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt ranked sixth among running backs with 44 targets from Week 10 until the end of the 2019 regular season. Additionally, Hunt's 49 slot snaps also ranked sixth among running backs in the league for the year despite playing only eight games.
Posted: 5/31/2020 5:02 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt probably will be on the field at the same time on occasion this upcoming season, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.
Huddle Up: Chubb will continue to receive most of the work at running back this upcoming season, but Hunt was a solid receiver out of the backfield in 2019. Chubb should be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues, while Hunt can be a flex option in most leagues and likely will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 5/07/2020 2:32 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt has forced 123 missed tackles on running attempts since 2017 - the second-highest total in the league over that span.
Huddle Up: It's an extraordinary number considering Hunt has missed 13 games in the last two seasons. It's anyone's guess as to whether or not new head coach Kevin Stefanski will pick up where his predecessor (Freddie Kitchens) left off in terms of how Cleveland split the backfield usage between Nick Chubb and Hunt once the latter returned from his suspension. If Stefanski doesn't change something that seemed to work so well in 2019, Hunt would be a strong flex option and could have sneaky RB2 upside.
Posted: 4/17/2020 11:06 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB Kareem Hunt signed his one-year tender offer Friday, April 17, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Hunt likely will continue to share playing time with Nick Chubb next season. He will be involved in the running and passing game next season and can be considered a No. 3 running back or flex options in leagues.
Posted: 4/05/2020 10:11 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb averaged 100.4 yards rushing, 0.75 touchdowns and 3.1 catches in eight games while Kareem Hunt served his eight-game suspension to begin last season. After Hunt was activated, Chubb averaged 86.4 yards rushing, 0.25 TDs and 1.4 catches.
Huddle Up: Hunt was very successful in his backup running back/slot role over the second half of the season, so it's fair to wonder if new head coach Kevin Stefanski has any designs on changing something that worked so well under the previous regime. Working in Chubb's favor is the likelihood Cleveland will be holding leads more often this season, meaning he could in a position to break off some more long scoring runs against tired defenses late in games. With Hunt around, however, Chubb should be considered a high-end RB2.
Posted: 3/16/2020 3:03 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB Kareem Hunt received a second-round tender Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Hunt averaged 4.2 yards per carry as he was under restrictions upon returning for the final eight games. He'll be a risky, low-end RB1 grab or a solid RB2.
Posted: 3/03/2020 4:01 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt will not be charged with possession of marijuana after his traffic stop on Jan. 21, a police lieutenant said Monday, March 2. The team announced at the NFL Scouting Combine that they intend to tender the restricted free agent, and there is no reason to believe the team would change that plan barring more trouble before the start of free agency March 18, beat writer Nate Ulrich suggests.
Huddle Up: Hunt rushed 43 times for 179 yards and two touchdowns while adding 37 receptions for 285 yards and a score in his eight games. He is worth a look in the middle to late rounds for depth in fantasy leagues, and he is a great handcuff for owners for Nick Chubb.