Running back Kareem Hunt of the Cleveland Browns missed nine games in 2021 due to calf and ankle problems, but he said on Wednesday that he is fit and ready for training camp. “I’m OK; I’m completely fine. I have the offseason to recover and get back to it” said Hunt, at his kids football program. “My physique is in terrific shape, and nothing is disturbing me.”
Hunt carried for 386 yards and five touchdowns on 78 attempts in eight games. He and Nick Chubb make up one of the best backfields in the NFL when both are healthy. When Chubb and Hunt have both played for the Browns during the Kevin Stefanski era (the last two seasons), their record is 13-6. Hunt is entering the last year of his deal, which could pay him $6.25 million with $3.4 million in roster incentives each game. The running back reaffirmed on Wednesday that he would appreciate the opportunity to conclude his career with the group from his hometown. Hunt will become a free agent the next year if he is unable to sign a new deal before 2023.