Is Kareem Hunt playing tonight vs. Bengals? 

Cleveland Browns v Baltimore Ravens
Cleveland Browns v Baltimore Ravens

Over the last few weeks, Kareem Hunt looks like he is being phased out in Cleveland. The running back is reportedly on the trade block and the Browns could grant him his request to be traded.

The running back has just one year left on his deal, so it would make sense for the Browns to try and get something in return for him. But what does that mean for tonight's matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals?

What could we see from Kareem Hunt vs. the Bengals?

Kareem Hunt (r) for Cleveland Browns v Baltimore Ravens
Kareem Hunt (r) for Cleveland Browns v Baltimore Ravens

The last thing Cleveland would want is an injury to a player they could be looking to trade. If Kareem Hunt does in fact see the field tonight, don't expect him to get many carries.

The idea of him splitting carries with Nick Chubb and having 15 rushes for 80 yards is likely not fathomable. If Hunt gets injured, the compensation Cleveland could get for him will be significantly reduced.

At the time of writing, it looks like Hunt will play, but it will be in a significantly reduced capacity. In last week's 23-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the running back had just five carries for four yards and a touchdown.


Nick Chubb carried the rushing attack in Week 7 with 16 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown. Jacoby Brissett rushed for more than Hunt as he totaled 18 yards on three carries.

The 27-year-old will likely be on a new team over the next week, but the Browns could still use his services in certain game situations tonight. He has, after all, scored in two of the Browns' last three games.


But just how he will be utilized tonight remains to be seen. Nick Chubb has already proven he can shoulder the running load himself, so Hunt might be left with the scraps.

It will be an interesting watch, as teams who could do with a new running back will be watching Number 27 intently tonight.

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Edited by Nicolaas Ackermann
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