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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bears WR says team would welcome Kareem Hunt ‘with open arms’

Kareem Hunt

One prominent Chicago Bears player has no qualms whatsoever about Kareem Hunt potentially joining the roster.

Speaking with reporters on Friday, Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson indicated that he would embrace the embattled free agent running back.

“From when I met [him] and everything like that, for us to bring him into our locker room, I think guys would welcome him with open arms,” Robinson said, per Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’d be one of us … A guy they’d bring into our locker room would be our brother.”

Robinson also said that Hunt seemed like a “good dude” based on the handful of times he had interacted with the former Kansas City Chiefs star. He did add however that he was not clear about the details surrounding Hunt’s release upon the emergence of a video showing him kicking and pushing a woman outside a hotel room last year.

From a pure football standpoint, the Bears could foreseeably stand to upgrade from their talented but modest-upside duo of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen in the backfield. That said, Hunt obviously comes with significant baggage and ethical questions that are already scaring some other teams off.



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