Kareem Hunt To Miss Start of Cleveland Browns Training Camp

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Kareem Hunt will not be a part of day one of Cleveland Browns training camp on Thursday morning. It has nothing to do with his upcoming suspension.

Hunt will open up training camp on the non football injury list. Kareem is dealing with a groin injury suffered during a workout. Hunt is not expected to miss much time due to the injury.

The former Kansas City Chiefs ball carrier will miss the first eight games of the 2019 season for his role in a fight inside a Cleveland hotel in February, 2018. Hunt also was involved in an incident at a Downtown Cleveland bar where he was caught talking to officers. He is not expected to face any discipline from the league for that incident.

Freddie (Kitchens) and I both had a chance to sit down with him,” general manager John Dorsey said. “He understands there’s no guarantees in life, and he’s going about exactly what he’s been going about. He’s working his fanny off on the field as well as off the field.”

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The Browns signed Hunt in February following his release by the Chiefs last November.

Hunt is eligible to participate in training camp and all four preseason games. The suspension goes into effect once final roster cuts are made at the end of the preseason in late August.

Hunt and Nick Chubb will provide a solid one, two punch running the football in the Browns offense once Hunt returns from suspension. The Browns conducted a workout with former New York Giants running Orleans Darkwa Tuesday.

Duke Johnson and Dontrell Hilliard will also compete for playing time while Hunt is suspended. Johnson, who is in camp, has also requested to be traded. Dorsey has had conversations with Johnson’s new agent Drew Rosenhaus. No deal is imminent.

The Browns first training camp practice is Thursday at 10 a.m. Cleveland’s first preseason game is August 8 against the Washington Redskins at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Scott Piker is the Cleveland BrownsCleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage.com. So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport

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