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To the training camp of the cleveland browns The quarterback’s disciplinary measures have not been without drama deshaun watson by the NFL for sexual misconduct.
Now, there’s a new story about the runner Kareem Hunteven if the head coach insists that the dispute over a Contract extension of the 27-year-old is normal.
The running leader of the NFL in 2017 demanded to be changed after the team refused his request for give him a contract extension long-term, so he had not participated in practices on Friday and Saturday in protest, but joined on Sunday.
“We are working, we do not have a distraction”Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said on the practice field. “I understand that there are things that happen that certainly attract attention and it’s ok… it’s normal. This is the NFL, as far as I know.”
Stefanski refused to answer specific questions about huntjust as it has done with the situation of Watsonhis starting quarterback, who is waiting to meet what your suspension will be for violating the league’s personal code of conduct.
hunt will start the last year of an agreement of two seasons and 12 million dollars who signed two years ago. The 27-year-old has been productive in his three seasons with Clevelandbut missed nine games last season because of lcalf and ankle injuries.
Stefanski declined to say whether Hunt will be punished. for not participating in part of the training camp. “I’m not going to get into issues that have to do with our players, conversations I have with them and that kind of thing,” he added. “If our players are healthy, they train.”
There’s no doubt Browns value Hunt —who led the league in rushing as a rookie with Kansas City in 2017— but he wasn’t healthy last year and the team is better prepared at that position.
Cleveland signed Hunt.who grew up in the area, as a free agent in 2019. He came with problems of his own: the league suspended him for the first eight games of 2019 for off-field behavior, including push and kick a woman when he was a player Chiefs.
A fierce runner with the ball, Hunt had 841 yards in 2020 and I add 304 receiving yards. Led the team with 11 touchdowns and made a good dumbbell with the chosen runner at Pro Bowl Nick Chubb.
There has been speculation about the future of hunt because the Browns have Chub (1,259 yards in 2021) as the primary running back and another solid backup in D’Ernest Johnsonwho had 534 yards Last season. Cleveland also selected Jerome Ford in the fifth round of the Draft from Cincinnati.
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