First year Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens was among the those in the NFL in the media spotlight Wednesday. Kitchens met with reporters at the NFL combine. The 15 minute session touched on several topics but the headliner was the Browns decision to sign running back Kareem Hunt.
Back in November, Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs after video of surfaced of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in February 2018 in a Cleveland hotel. In a controversial move, Browns GM John Dorsey signed Hunt earlier this month, even though Hunt almost certainly faces an NFL suspension. Dorsey has spoken publicly about the Hunt signing but this was Kitchens first time in front of the mic since Hunt became a Brown.
"Right now Kareem Hunt's a Cleveland Brown and it's our job to support him to be a better person," Kitchens said. "We're in the people business to make him a better person and to give him the resources and the support system that he needs to become a better person....We'll worry about the football stuff later, but right now we're the Kareem Hunt business to make him a better person."
Kitchens had much more to say about Hunt, the Browns, Baker Mayfield, the scouting combine and more. If you want to check his press conference out, you can watch it here.
Buckeyes Ready To Go
There are 10 Buckeyes at the NFL combine. They have arrived in Indianapolis and are starting to go through the interview process and physicals. The on field workouts begin Friday with running backs and offensive linemen on the field. That means Ohio State products Mike Weber, Isaiah Prince and Mike Jordan will be in the spotlight. They were the first three Buckeyes to meet with NFL medical officials and get weighed and measured.
Weber, Prince and Jordan workout tomorrow. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins and wideouts Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon are on the field Saturday, defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Dre'Mont Jones go after it Sunday and defensive back Kendall Sheffield will work out on Monday.