According to NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright, the Bills were one of the team's who considered "sniffing around" when it came to Hunt.
For the Eagles, Hunts signing in Cleveland takes a big named free agent running back off the board and it remains to be seen if they ever had an interest in Hunt.More news: Free speech being censored in different ways & forms: Amol Palekar
Running back Kareem Hunt (27) was released in late November after video from an incident last February showed him kicking and pushing a woman. He was in his second season with Kansas City and was one of the team's most productive players as it won the AFC West the last two years.
"My relationship and interaction with Kareem since 2016 in college was an important part of this decision making process but we then did extensive due diligence with many individuals, including clinical professionals, to have a better understanding of the person he is today and whether it was prudent to sign him", Dorsey said in a Browns news release. One problem the Browns had previous year was that Chubb and Duke were different styles of running backs, so it was hard to be able to plug one in to do what the other did and have the job be done effectively.
Many speculated that Howard would be traded during the 2019 offseason, and be replaced by Hunt, who is now on the Commissioner's Exempt List for shoving and kicking a woman in February of 2018. Hunt was the NFL's leading rusher in his rookie season, and had 824 rushing yards in the 2018 season before he was released by the Chiefs. It took time, he said, to figure out everything there was to know about the incident, get the opinions and feelings of others in the organization - owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam included - and conclude whether or not Hunt was truly sorry for what he'd done.More news: Amazon Digs Deeper Into Smart Home With Its Latest Acquisition
"I think every time you go through these very hard situations and these types of actions, you have to study everything from the person and then find out are they willing to be better people moving forward", Dorsey said. "Here at the Browns, there is a detailed plan with expectations laid out that he understands and must follow, because any similar incident will not be tolerated", Dorsey said.
Dorsey was the GM in Kansas City when the Chiefs drafted Hunt in the third round in 2017 and he's a personnel man with a track record for taking chances. Hunt saw great success while in Kansas City and will hopefully bring the same level to success to the Browns.
Johnson tallied 201 yards on the ground, including a 5.0 yards-per-carry average, while adding 429 yards and three touchdowns on 47 catches out of the backfield. First of all, many thought NFL teams would wait to hear the official punishment from the NFL on Hunt violating the league's personal conduct policy before signing him. From this, we learned that he was untruthful about his actions and did not seek help to correct his violent behaviors until after the video was released and he lost his job in the NFL.More news: Raptors' Fred VanVleet to miss at least 3 weeks with thumb injury