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Matt Nagy doesn’t rule out Bears pursuing Kareem Hunt

Bears Wire logo Bears Wire 1/14/2019 Lorin Cox

Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt © Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt

The Chicago Bears avoided controversy for the most part during Matt Nagy's first year at the helm, but that could change this offseason.

Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace didn't rule out the possibility of pursuing former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.

"Obviously, there are a lot of things off the field that he has to take care of," Pace said at their Monday press conference. "We're not even close to that point."

TMZ released a video that showed Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in February of last year, and the Chiefs released him at the end of November after he didn't tell them the whole truth about the incident.

Matt Nagy revealed he had a conversation with Hunt just last week to check on how his former running back was doing.

"The only thing I cared about when I talked to him was literally his personal life, how he's doing," Nagy said. "I've been raised to give people a second chance, but every situation is different."

Hunt was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2017 after Kansas City drafted him in the third round out of Toledo. He led the NFL with 1,327 yards under Nagy's direction that season.

In Chicago, he would potentially push Jordan Howard out of the starting lineup and give the Bears a more dynamic pass catcher in the backfield to pair with Tarik Cohen.

But Nagy and Pace would take plenty of heat from fans and the media who don't want the team to sign a player with Hunt's baggage.


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