Free-agent running back Kareem Hunt remains a free agent because no one has made him an offer he won’t turn down. The Browns will have to see what he can do before they consider doing that.
While Hunt’s visit to the Browns on Tuesday was widely reported, the NFL’s official personnel announcement showed that Hunt did indeed have a tryout with the Browns.
It’s a uniqueness that shouldn’t be covered up. A visit means the team doesn’t need to see what the player can currently do. An attempt is made to observe, in some concrete way, his talents and abilities.
In contrast, the Colts visited Tuesday with a trey sermon; He’s never done a real workout.
Hunt, who spent four seasons in Cleveland, was the only player the Browns brought in Tuesday after suffering a season-ending knee injury suffered by running back Nick Chubb in Monday night’s loss to the Steelers. He hasn’t signed yet.
Theoretically, there could be more players training or visiting today. Leonard Fournette is available, as is James Robinson. The Browns could also try to trade for the Rams running back Cam Acres.
The all-in move resulting in potential trade-offs Colts running back Jonathan Taylor. However, as noted yesterday, offering significant trade assets and paying Taylor a significant amount of money will weigh against the analytics-fueled approach to roster construction that the Browns have done so thoroughly.