Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

Kareem Hunt remains with a team after going unclaimed on waivers

Running back Kareem Hunt is unemployed after going unclaimed on waivers following his release by the Kansas City Chiefs.

No other NFL team put in a waiver claim on Hunt by Monday 's deadline, according to a person familiar with the waiver process. Hunt becomes a free agent. He is on the commissioner's list and is not eligible for this point, even if a team were to pick him up.

Hunt is awaiting a possible suspension by the league after being exposed to a woman during a Cleveland incident where Hunt was living. Hunt has not been involved with a crime.

Teams took a wait-and-see approach with Hunt, in contrast to the Washington Redskins' decision last week to claim linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers. Foster had been released by the San Francisco 49ers following an arrest in Tampa on a domestic violence charge. Foster is on the commissioner's list and is facing a potential suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy, and is ineligible for play for the Redskins.

The Redskins have faced intense criticism for their decision to add Foster.

Hunt is a talented and productive player who was the NFL's fifth-leading rusher when the Chiefs announced on Friday night they would release him. The move became official Saturday. Hunt led the rookie in rushing season. NFL teams will be able to deal with the problem of Hunt once more, weighing his potential on his field.

Training Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been played in the league since 2014, when he was a woman, then in his life in Atlantic City. His indefinite suspension was overturned on appeal, but no NFL team signed him. However, it was an older player who was unleaded.

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