Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Sun 8/7/22 2:58 PM

Hunt returned to team drills Sunday after voluntarily sitting out the last two days while disgruntled with his current contract, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Hunt held himself out of team drills during Friday and Saturday's sessions in protest while asking for a long-term extension, and James Palmer of NFL Network reported earlier Sunday that Hunt had requested a trade, which the team denied. However, despite the weekend drama, it appears the talented running back is back in the mix and will continue to participate fully in practices throughout training camp. Hunt appeared in only eight games during the 2021 campaign due to a litany of injuries, but he accounted for 1,145 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns in 2020.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Sat 8/6/22 4:52 PM

Hunt has not participated in team drills over the last two days as he looks for a contract extension, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports.
EDGE Analysis
The pseudo-holdout is a bit strange considering Hunt is still participating in individual workouts. The veteran tailback is on the final year of a two-year, $13.25 million extension signed back in 2020. Hunt played in just eight games during the 2021 season due to a litany of injuries, but he was a multi-talented force back in 2020,, accounting for over 1,100 yards from scrimmage along with 11 touchdowns. Given the Browns just dished out an expensive extension to star running back Nick Chubb last year, it remains to be seen what type of budget remains for Hunt, which could mean this situation persists into the dog days of training camp.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Wed 6/29/22 2:35 PM

Hunt said Wednesday that he feels "100 percent" healthy and that there is nothing bothering him physically heading into Cleveland's training camp starting July 27, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
EDGE Analysis
Hunt battled multiple injuries that limited him to just eight games in 2021, including a torn calf and separate ankle issue. The No. 2 running back still managed to accumulate 560 yards on 100 total touches in a crowded position group consisting of Nick Chubb, D'Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton. Hunt is heading into the final year of his current contract with the Browns and he hopes to sign an extension with the team before the start of this coming season, according to Petrak. The 26-year-old has been a very effective complementary back during his three-year tenure with the Browns, but the team's difficult cap situation moving forward may complicate any extension talks this offseason.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Thu 6/2/22 9:47 PM

Hunt remains in Cleveland's plans despite a surplus of running backs, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Browns' selection of Jerome Ford in the fifth round of the 2022 draft set off speculation about the crowded running back room and how the team would accommodate the depth. The first thoughts were that Hunt or D'Ernest Johnson could be moved -- Hunt's in the final year of a deal and Johnson's tendered. However, there was a lot of Hunt and Nick Chubb on the field together during OTAs, suggesting the offense could feature them together more this season.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Sun 1/9/22 11:39 AM

Hunt (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
EDGE Analysis
With the Browns out of playoff contention, the team will err on the side of caution with Hunt, who hasn't suited up since Week 14. As a result, Nick Chubb is slated to head the team's Week 18 backfield, with D'Ernest Johnson a candidate to mix in and Demetric Felton on hand in reserve.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Fri 1/7/22 1:28 PM

Hunt (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Hunt, who last suited up in Week 14, continues to be limited by an ankle issue, which clouds his status for the Browns' season finale. With the team eliminated from playoff contention, it's plausible that Hunt could be held out or limited Sunday if his ankle remains problematic ahead of Cleveland's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Thu 1/6/22 4:20 PM

Hunt (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
EDGE Analysis
Cleveland scheduled a traditional practice Thursday after holding more of a walk-through workout Wednesday, so Hunt likely was more active for the former session, even though he was listed as limited for the second day in a row. Unless he puts in a full practice Friday, Hunt's status for Sunday's game against the Bengals will be difficult to pin down. The Browns are already eliminated from playoff contention and have little else at stake in the regular-season finale, so the team could choose to hold Hunt out or limit his workload even if he's cleared to play for the first time since Week 14.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Wed 1/5/22 4:26 PM

Hunt (ankle) is listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice report, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
EDGE Analysis
Coach Kevin Stefanski Wednesday's practice was just a walk-through, adding that Hunt's availability for Sunday's game against Cincinnati will depend on how he looks later in the week. The running back last played Week 14.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Mon 1/3/22 6:53 PM

Hunt (ankle) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Steelers.
EDGE Analysis
With Hunt, who last suited up Week 14, still unavailable for Week 17 action, Nick Chubb is slated to head the Browns backfield Monday, with D'Ernest Johnson a candidate to mix in and Demetric Felton on hand in reserve.

Kareem Hunt
RB CLE (9)
Sat 1/1/22 3:04 PM

Hunt (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Steelers, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Browns listed Hunt, who recently spent time on the reserve/COVID-19 list, as a limited practice participant Friday and Saturday due to his ankle issue. The running back, who last suited up in Week 14, thus has a chance to return to action Monday night, though the team's 8:15 ET kickoff adds an element of risk to those considering Hunt for Week 17 fantasy lineups. If active, he'd be in line to reclaim a share of Cleveland's backfield work alongside Nick Chubb.