Browns Notes: Hunt, Brown, Woods, Staff

The Browns’ scrutinized gamble on Kareem Hunt went fairly smoothly this season, with the running back playing in eight games after serving his suspension for his actions during his Chiefs run. But Hunt ran into some more off-field trouble this week. Rocky River (Ohio) Police pulled him over for speeding and found small amounts of marijuana in three locations in the vehicle, Kaylee Remington of the Cleveland Plain Dealer notes. Hunt was placed in the backseat of a police cruiser but only charged for speeding. The NFL is aware of the incident, per a statement. This would mean far less were it not for Hunt’s history. A video showed the former rushing champion shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel in 2018, leading to Hunt’s Chiefs departure. Hunt signed a one-year Browns contract but can be retained via RFA tender. However, with John Dorsey out of the picture, the talented back’s standing with the Browns may be less certain.

Here is the latest out of Cleveland:

  • Joe Woods is expected to become the next Browns defensive coordinator, though the 49ers have not given up on keeping him. The Browns are not expected to have a finalized agreement with Woods until after Super Bowl LIV and are holding off on making some hires to their defensive staff, Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer adds. Woods becoming Cleveland’s next DC would stand to result in the ex-Denver DC and current San Francisco DBs coach bringing him some handpicked staffers.
  • On the subject of Browns staffers, Kevin Stefanski is bringing in one of his former Vikings coworkers. Six-year Minnesota staffer Drew Petzing will become the Browns’ new tight ends coach, Cabot reports. Petzing coached quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs in Minnesota. The 32-year-old coach worked under then-quarterbacks coach Stefanski in 2018 and moved from assistant QBs coach to wideouts coach last year. Prior to his Vikings stay, however, Petzing spent the 2013 season as a Browns intern.
  • Fired less than two seasons into the radical rebuild Jimmy Haslam green-lit, Sashi Brown expressed concern about the Browns’ constant turnover. Currently working with the Washington Wizards, Brown hopes the next Browns GM will have a chance to build something. “I hope they get the time to do it and that there’s true alignment throughout the building and some conviction and what I would say the organizational faith that maybe hasn’t been there across some of the rash of change that’s been spinning around here for the better part of the last decade,” Brown said, via the Akron Beacon Journal’s Marla Ridenour. The Browns have moved on from a staggering five regimes since Haslam took over in 2012, and the instability has shown no signs of slowing down. GM frontrunner George Paton withdrew his name from consideration for the job Friday afternoon.
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16 comments on “Browns Notes: Hunt, Brown, Woods, Staff

  1. jb19

    Haslam should sell the team in a couple years once he tries and most likely fails again.

  2. I wonder how much time and money the police spent busting Hunt for small amounts of weed. What a waste of taxpayer money. Does anyone honestly care about it?

      • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

        While I admit it’s unlikely, having dope in the car and driving high are two different things and I didn’t see any reference to DUI in the story.

        Again, that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

    • Begamin

      Probably not. This is the most minor offense i have ever seen. If his altercation with that girl didnt do him in, theres no reason to believe something as inconsequential as this will

    • ohiodevil

      He was sited for speeding and was sent on his way. The police wouldn’t have let him leave if he was impaired in any way. This also happened during the day.

    • washington_bonercats

      How in the world do you think he’s done? Not sure if you know this but he’s been through worse lol

  3. badco44

    Hunt not smart enough to know he has had the world by the tail….prolly wake up when it’s too late to realize it!

    • Connorsoxfan

      This isn’t the end for him… he’d have to top kicking a defenseless woman on the ground…

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