The Latest: Kitchens has no qualms about Hunt's signing

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 27 2019 Feb 27, 2019 February 27, 2019 1:58 PM February 27, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Latest on the NFL scouting combine (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he has no qualms about suspended running back Kareem Hunt returning to Cleveland, which is where the former Chiefs star was caught on video shoving and kicking a woman last year.

Hunt is from Cleveland. Kitchens says Hunt's landing spot isn't as important as the steps Hunt is taking to "become a better person."

Kitchens says Hunt has shown remorse over the altercation that led to his NFL suspension and release from the Chiefs late last season.

Hunt signed a one-year deal with the Browns earlier this month, but he's currently on the commissioner's exempt list and it's not known when he'll be allowed to play in the NFL again.

Kitchens says: "We'll worry about the football stuff later. Right now we're in the Kareem Hunt business of making him a better person."

- Reporting by AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton


1:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman says the team will not use its franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles and instead will let him become a free agent.

Roseman says the decision came after Foles expressed his desire to become a starter during a recent meeting.

Foles was Carson Wentz's backup each of the past two seasons but finished both seasons as the starter. He was the Super Bowl MVP after leading the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 last February. This year, the defending champs lost in the divisional round.

Roseman says the Eagles were "fortunate" to have a top-15 quarterback mentoring Wentz. Foles was a third-round draft pick in 2012.

- Reporting by AP Sports Writer Michael Marot


12:20 p.m.

If the Pittsburgh Steelers trade star receiver Antonio Brown, they'd prefer to send him to a team they don't play often.

But general manager Kevin Colbert says that calculation could change depending on the offer.

Brown's future has been one of this offseason's biggest stories ever since he began openly lobbying to find a new team. Some believe the comments have lowered Brown's trade value.

Colbert disagrees and says the Steelers are prepared to keep Brown if they don't get equal value in return for one of the league's top playmakers.

- Reporting by AP Sports Writer Michael Marot


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