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Eleven teams this week­end are pro­jected to start a dif­fer­ent quar­ter­back with which they started the sea­son. Namely: Lamar Jack­son (Bal­ti­more), Jeff Driskel (Cincin­nati), Josh Rosen (Ari­zona), Cody Kessler (Jack­sonville), Josh Allen (Buf­falo), Chase Daniel (Chicago), Jameis Win­ston (Tampa Bay), Josh McCown (NY Jets), Nick Mul­lens (San Fran­cisco), Colt Mc­Coy (Wash­ing­ton), Car­son Wentz (Philadel­phia). Al­though it’s pos­si­ble Joe Flacco (hip) might start for Bal­ti­more, and Sam Darnold (foot) for the Jets. Never mind his sea­son. Ka­reem Hunt’s NFL ca­reer — might have come to a sud­den halt. Min­utes af­ter the NFL placed the sec­ondyear Kansas City run­ning back on the com­mis­sioner’s ex­empt list on Fri­day night — mean­ing he can no longer prac­tise, play or at­tend games — the Chiefs an­nounced they had waived him. All this, af­ter TMZ ear­lier Fri­day posted dis­turb­ing video of the de­fend­ing league rush­ing cham­pion shov­ing and kick­ing a woman at a Cleve­land ho­tel in Fe­bru­ary. Some de­tails of that in­ci­dent had been known to the Chiefs and the league since Fe­bru­ary. Nu­mer­ous re­ports Fri­day night said the league claimed it had tried un­suc­cess­fully nu­mer­ous times to ac­quire the ho­tel se­cu­rity video TMZ ob­tained and made pub­lic. In its two-sen­tence state­ment Fri­day night the NFL im­plied as much, say­ing its in­ves­ti­ga­tion, “which be­gan im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent in Fe­bru­ary, will in­clude a re­view of the new in­for­ma­tion that was made pub­lic to­day.” Thirty-five min­utes af­ter the league is­sued its state­ment, Chiefs lead­ers is­sued theirs, in which they an­nounced they’ve washed their hands of Hunt for essen­tially ly­ing to the club: “Ear­lier this year, we were made aware of an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing run­ning back Ka­reem Hunt. At that time, the Na­tional Foot­ball League and law en­force­ment ini­ti­ated in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the is­sue. As part of our in­ter­nal dis­cus­sions with Ka­reem, sev­eral mem­bers of our man­age­ment team spoke di­rectly to him. Ka­reem was not truth­ful in those dis­cus­sions. The video re­leased to­day con­firms that fact. We are re­leas­ing Ka­reem im­me­di­ately.” Later Fri­day even­ing Hunt re­leased this state­ment: “I want to apol­o­gize for my ac­tions. I deeply re­gret what I did. I hope to move on from this.” For­mer Bal­ti­more Ravens star run­ning back Ray Rice never played an­other down in pro foot­ball af­ter se­cu­rity video in 2014 went pub­lic of him knock­ing out his fu­ture wife with a wicked punch in a Las Ve­gas ho­tel el­e­va­tor. NFL-lead­ing per­cent­age of Rus­sell Wil­son’s third-down throws that have gone for touch­downs. Most QBs are less than 8% in such sit­u­a­tions. The Seat­tle Sea­hawk QB’s 11 third-down TDs lead the league, and his 114.8 passer rat­ing on third downs ranks sec­ond.

The Kansas City Chiefs re­leased run­ning back Ka­reem Hunt on Fri­day night.

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