Report: Hunt requests trade from Browns
Kareem Hunt wants out.
The Browns reportedly have no intentions of moving Hunt, who's looking for a new contract extension.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski doesn't think the Hunt situation is a distraction for his team.
"We're working. No distraction," Stefanski said before Sunday's practice, according to 92.3 The Fan's Daryl Ruiter.
"I would tell you, respectfully, we really do focus on what we can control. I understand that there are things that happen that certainly get attention, and that's okay. This is a great game. I know our fans love this game and follow every step along the way, but for us, we really are focused on trying to get better. We're not where we need to be, and we got a lot of work to do, so that's what we're focusing on.
"If our players are healthy, they practice."
Hunt, who inked a two-year, $10-million extension with the Browns in 2020, appeared in only eight games last season, registering 386 yards and five touchdowns on 78 carries. He also caught 22 passes for 174 yards.
Hunt enjoyed his best campaign with Cleveland in 2020. He played all 16 games that year, amassing 1,145 scrimmage yards and 11 touchdowns.
The former Pro Bowler began his career with Kansas City Chiefs after being drafted in the third round in 2017. The Browns signed Hunt as a free agent in 2018.
Nick Chubb, who's earned Pro Bowl berths in the last three seasons, currently headlines Cleveland's running back depth chart.