The Jets have plenty of cap space to use to boost their running game, but do not expect that to be in the form of Kareem Hunt.
Per Manish Mehta of the Daily News, the Jets will not pursue the former Chiefs running back when he comes off the Commissioner's Exempt List.
Hunt, 23, has been one of the top tier running backs in the NFL the last two seasons, but was cut by the Chiefs in November after a surveillance video showed him assaulting a woman in a Cleveland-area hotel last February.
The NFL had been investigating that incident, as well as two other separate incidents involving Hunt.
The Jets' decision not to pursue Hunt falls in line with the precedent GM Mike Maccagnan set two years ago when he made it clear that certain player transgressions, such as domestic violence and violence against women, would be unacceptable.
At that time, Maccagnan reportedly removed Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon off the team's draft board after a video surfaced of him assaulting a woman.
The NFL's investigation involving Hunt is still ongoing, but the league hopes to conclude it before the start of free agency in March. Hunt will likely receive a fine and a 6-8 game suspension.
Hunt is currently undergoing counseling for anger and alcohol issues.