Browns RB Kareem Hunt says he is 100% wholesome after injury-riddled 2021

Cleveland Browns working again Kareem Hunt missed 9 video games in 2021 with calf and ankle accidents however mentioned Wednesday he is absolutely wholesome heading in direction of coaching camp.

“I am good, I am 100%. I’ve a while to heal this offseason and get again to it,” Hunt mentioned at his youth soccer camp, by way of Ashley Bastock of “So physique is feeling good, nothing’s bothering me.”

In eight video games, Hunt rushed for 386 yards and 5 TDs on 78 carries. When wholesome, he and Nick Chubb type one of many high backfields within the NFL. The Browns are 13-6 within the Kevin Stefanski period (final two seasons) when each Chubb and Hunt have performed (6-8 when one or each haven’t performed).

“It is powerful as a result of I am not used to sitting at house and watching some video games on the sofa and stuff like that,” Hunt mentioned. “So it was sort of a bizarre factor. I do not like that feeling, not having the ability to go on the market and assist the workforce, so it was very powerful.”

Hunt enters the ultimate 12 months of his contract, price as much as $6.25 million with $3.4 million in per-game roster bonuses. The working again reiterated Wednesday that he’d like an opportunity to complete his profession along with his hometown workforce.

“I hope I receives a commission,” Hunt mentioned. “So , no matter they determine, they know I will come on the market and provides it my all, and I am going to do no matter I can to assist the workforce win.

“We’re attempting to get there for certain. So I am going to see within the subsequent couple of weeks.”

If a brand new contract does not come earlier than the season, a wholesome season for Hunt may very well be his finest shot at proving he deserves one other deal earlier than hitting free company in 2023.