The NFL officially removed Browns RB Kareem Hunt from the commissioner’s exempt list on Friday and he now counts as part of the team’s active roster.
This comes after the league announced Friday that Hunt is suspended eight games for violating its personal conduct policy.
Hunt will forfeit $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.
Hunt was added to the commissioner’s exempt list and a suspension while the NFL continued their investigation into three separate off-the-field incidents involving Hunt last year.
According to reports, Hunt has received alcohol and anger management counseling since he was released by the Chiefs and has met with the NFL regarding his off-the-field incidents.
Hunt, 23, 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.
The Browns elected to sign Hunt to a one-year contract last month worth over $1 million, not factoring in a suspension.
In 2018, Hunt has appeared in 11 games for the Chiefs and rushed for 824 yards on 181 carries (4.6 YPC) to go along with 26 receptions for 378 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns.