BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – Browns running back Kareem Hunt was a full participant at practice on Sunday after reports surfaced that he has requested a trade out of Cleveland.
According to the report from Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com, the Browns have informed him that they will not grant his wish to be dealt.
The report also states that the Browns want Hunt to play out his current contract and the revisit a potential new deal next offseason.
Earlier this summer, Hunt told reporters that he wants to stay with the Browns and win a Super Bowl in Cleveland.
Various reports on Saturday said that Hunt has been sitting out of team drills and only taking part in individual drills in hopes of landing a new contract.
Hunt is under contract with the Browns this season, and is slated to make $6.25 million.
The NFL’s former rushing champion missed seven games for the Browns last season thanks to COVID-19 and various injuries.
He originally signed with the Browns back in 2019 after being released by the Chiefs after video surfaced of a domestic dispute.
Last season, Hunt appeared in eight games for the Browns, rushing for 386 yards, with 174 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.
The Browns have depth on the roster at the running back position with Nick Chubb, D’Ernest Johnson, Demetric Felton, John Kelly, and rookie draft pick Jerome Ford all vying for carries.