Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was one of the hottest names ahead of the NFL trade deadline. Many expected Hunt to be moved, especially since he's a pending free agent, but Cleveland opted to hold on to the veteran instead.
Following all the rumors, Browns GM Andrew Berry praised Hunt for how he handled the situation.
Berry noted all Hunt has done since his initial trade request in August is "work hard and put the team first." The RB said after Monday's game he was "down for whatever" ahead of the deadline, and it appears his immediate future will be focused on finishing the year strong in Cleveland.
The Browns' GM noted the team's Week 8 win may have impacted their decisions at the trade deadline. Instead of being a clear seller at 2-6, Cleveland improved to 3-5, putting them right back in the playoff picture. That made a Hunt deal less likely barring a team overpaying for the veteran.
Now Hunt and the Browns will look to have a big second half following their Week 9 bye. Hunt's been productive as the No. 2 behind Nick Chubb, rushing for 305 yards and 3 touchdowns while adding another 117 yards and 1 TD as a receiver.
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