The Cleveland Browns announced Monday that they’ve placed a second-round tender on RFA RB Kareem Hunt and tendered contracts to exclusive rights free agents Pharaoh Brown, Dontrell Hilliard and KhaDarel Hodge.
Hunt received an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy in a domestic violence incident in 2018 where he was caught on camera kicking a woman.
Hunt, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2017. He was in the second year of his four-year, $3.263-million contract and set to make base salaries of $555,000 and $645,000 over the next two years of the agreement when the Chiefs waived him in December following the video.
The Browns elected to sign Hunt to a one-year contract worth over $1 million, not factoring in a suspension. Hunt forfeited $303,529 of his $645,000 base salary with his eight-game suspension, with a chance to earn $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses upon return.
In 2019, Hunt appeared in eight games for the Browns and rushed for 179 yards on 43 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with 37 receptions for 285 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.