The Bears cautioned they are “not even there yet” in assessing whether to pursue Kareem Hunt, but they also didn’t close the door on the running back.
Hunt is on the Commissioner Exempt List and would need to be reinstated before he could sign with any team, and the NFL is investigating three separate incidents involving Hunt.
But Bears coach Matt Nagy served as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator in 2017 when Hunt led the league in rushing as a rookie. The two spoke recently, Nagy said.
“I talked to Kareem, completely wanting to know how he’s doing,” Nagy said, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPN. “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.
“The only thing I cared about when I talked to him was literally his personal life, how he’s doing. It was a good conversation. He sounded good. But that’s it. The…