Kareem Hunt has a potential home in Chicago.
Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson revealed he would be willing to embrace the former Chiefs running back if the team was to sign him this offseason.
“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 told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Bears coach Matt Nagy, who spent time with Hunt when he served as offensive coordinator for Kansas City in 2017, said he spoke to the embattled rusher in January.
“I talked to Kareem, completely wanting to know how he’s doing,” Nagy said. “We had a good conversation. Here’s a kid that I spent a year coaching on offense. It’s a tough situation. I wanted to see … making sure that he’s OK but understanding, too, the situation that happened is unfortunate for everybody. He knows that.”
Hunt was released by the Chiefs on Nov. 30 after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February. It later was revealed he allegedly punched a man in the face in June and attacked a man at a nightclub in January.
The 23-year-old became a free agent last month and faces more than the baseline six-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
A decision on whether Hunt will be allowed to play in 2019 is expected be announced before free agency begins in March.