Kareem Hunt has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns due to a contract dispute. According to reports, Hunt is seeking a contract extension.
The team declined Hunt’s trade request.
Hunt, who is the final year of a two-year, $12 million deal, has missed team drills the past two practices but returned on Sunday.
Hunt’s situation adds to a tumultuous offseason for the Browns, who are waiting to see how long quarterback Deshaun Watson will be suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Watson was suspended for six games by disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson on Monday, but the NFL appealed the rulingWednesday, seeking a tougher penalty.
Hunt, 27, has been productive during his three seasons for Cleveland, but he missed nine games last season with calf and ankle injuries and finished with 386 yards and five touchdowns, finishing third on the team in rushing behind Nick Chubb (1,259 yards) and D’Ernest Johnson (534). Hunt led the Browns with 11 touchdowns (six rushing, five receiving) in 2020.