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Veteran NFL running back Kareem Hunt visits the Indianapolis Colts after meeting with the New Orleans Saints
The veteran free agent NFL running back, Kareem Hunt, recently had what has been referred to a "great visit" with the New Orleans Saints, and now he will be meeting with the Indianapolis Colts as of Wednesday, August 9th, 2023. Kareem did in fact receive a call from the Indianapolis Colts prior to setting foot on the gridiron in order to work out for the New Orleans Saints and was offered more money by the Indianapolis Colts.
Standoff between the Indianapolis Colts & Jonathan Taylor
Throughout the 2023 NFL offseason the Indianapolis Colts have been and now are desperately in need of scooping up a premier pro running back due to the fact that their superstar work horse running back in Jonathan Taylor is currently in a serious standoff with the Indianapolis Colts over a contract extension dispute. Jonathan just left the Indianapolis Colts training camp in order to rehabilitate his recent ankle injury off - site independently from the Indianapolis Colts facility last Tuesday, August 8th, 2023.
Kareem Hunt as well as the other free agent linebacker, Anthony Barr, met with the New Orleans Saints last Tuesday.
The New Orleans Saints Running Back Depth
The New Orleans Saints are presently in the open NFL market for a solid running back as their premier starting running back, Alvin Kamara, is scheduled to serve a 3 - game suspension for violating the National Football League's personal conduct policy.
The New Orleans Saints currently have the running backs Jamaal Williams as well as their rookie Kendre Miller on their team roster, but recently the New Orleans Saints have placed their reserve running back in Eno Benjamin on the NFL’s injured reserve list because of a ruptured Achilles.
The New Orleans Saints Linebacking Issues
The New Orleans Saints' linebacker depth has also become thin this week too as their starting linebacker, Demario Davis, is currently forced to the sideline die to a calf injury. The New Orleans Saints have also lost their reserve linebacker in Andrew Dowell for the upcoming 2023 - 2024 NFL season following him tearing his ACL earlier during the New Orleans Saints training camp.
The New Orleans Saints head coach, Dennis Allen, mentioned that he does not expect Davis' injury to be a long - term issue for their football team this year.
"We'll monitor him and see how it's going. I'm not going to get into any timelines, but, again, it's not going to be anything that's really significant," the New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen explained last Sunday, August 6th, 2023.
The now 31 - year - old Anthony Barr who spent the 2022 - 2023 NFL season with the Dallas Cowboys following his departure from Minnesota with the Vikings after 8 - seasons playing linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings. Originally, he was a 2014 first - round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings, and Barr started 14 - games last year with a total of 58 - combined tackles as well as 1 - sack. Anthony has been selected to 4 - NFL Pro Bowls, and most recently he made the NFL Pro Bowl during the 2018 - 2019 season of the National Football League.
Hunt, who is now 28 - years - old, was playing for the Cleveland Browns for the last 4 - NFL seasons, and he played in a total of 17 - games with no starts last year as he was a back - up running back to the electric RB in Nick Chubb. Kareem carried the football 123 - times which was good for 468 - rushing yards as well as 3 - touchdowns. Hunt also pulled in 35 - pass receptions which was good for 210 - receiving yards and 1 - touchdown catch.
The NFL Background of Running Back Kareem Hunt
Kareem was initially a 2017 3rd - round NFL draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs, and Hunt spent the 1st - 2 - NFL seasons of his pro football career in K. C. with the powerhouse Chiefs led by the elite NFL quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, the amazing play - making tight end in Travis Kelce, and one the league’s best head coached in Andy Reid. Hunt won the Rookie of the Year Award back in 2017, and Kareem led the NFL in rushing yards that same football season.
Kareem Hunt’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2017)
- NFL Rushing Yards Leader (2017)
- PFWA All - Rookie Team Selection (2017)
- PFWA Rookie of the Year Award Winner (2017)
- 2 - Time First - Team All - MAC Selection (2014, 2016)
- Second - Team All - MAC Selection (2015)
“Kareem Hunt to meet with Colts after Saints visit”, Katherine Terrell, espn.com, August 8, 2023.
“Kareem Hunt”, pro-football-reference.com, August 9, 2023.