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Report: Kareem Hunt Requests Trade From Browns

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt has asked the team for a trade, per report.

Two days of sitting out of team drills have left running back Kareem Hunt asking for a trade from the Cleveland Browns. Hunt requested a trade from the Browns, and the trade has already been answered, per a report.

Cleveland has told the Ohio native ‘no’ according to the original report. Hunt is in the last year of a two-year deal he had with the club, he is set to make $6.25 million this season. Hunt will be an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

Hunt likely wants to maximize his value. The position of running back doesn’t have a real long shelf life, so he wants to have some guaranteed money in the future. Right now just this season is on the books.

Players have requested trades from the Browns in the past, and they have figured a way to work it out. Tight end David Njoku once did, but now he has a new deal with the team.

Browns don’t have to give in to the fact they have some other talented backs on the roster, that could help out in the future if Hunt is gone. The payday for Hunt doesn’t likely come in Cleveland, so it could be one last go around for him in Northeast Ohio.

D’Ernest Johnson and Jerome Ford are two backs on the team that could take over touches if Hunt was to be out of the picture. As training camp moves on it will be interesting to see what happens. Perhaps the Browns give in and get something for Hunt while they can.

Brandon Little is a writer for Sports Illustrated’s Browns Digest website and you can follow him on Twitter @BrandonLittleFB here. You can follow Browns Digest on Twitter here.

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