Kareem Hunt may have a place to get back into football.

Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters at a press conference Monday that he spoke with the former Chiefs running back a week ago and he is someone who believes in giving people another chance in life.

“Me, personally, depending on certain people’s situations, I’m a guy that has always been that,” Nagy said. “I’ve been kind of raised that way to give guys second chances, not third chances. I’ve kind of learned that through Coach [Andy] Reid. He’s done that several times with some people.”

Nagy was Hunt’s offensive coordinator in Kansas City during his rookie season in 2017. Their recent talk never became about football, but centered on seeing how Hunt was personally.

“I talked to Kareem, completely wanting to know how he’s doing,” Nagy said. “And we had a good conversation. … It’s a tough situation.”

Hunt was cut by the Chiefs this past November after video of him attacking a woman surfaced. He is still waiting to learn his punishment from the NFL for three separate off-field incidents. The league reportedly is expected to suspend him for more than six games.

Nagy’s interest in Hunt doesn’t mean he will be in Chicago next season. Bears general manager Ryan Pace was far from committal to that possibility. His team is coming off a 12-4 season that saw and NFC North title and brutal wild-card playoff loss to the Eagles on Cody Parkey’s missed field goal.

“We’re not even there yet,” Pace said of having interest in Hunt. “I know what [Hunt] is as a player, obviously, from watching him. Matt knows a little bit more about him as a person. But we’re not even close to that point.”

Hunt ran for 824 yards and scored seven touchdowns in 11 games for the Chiefs this season. He also caught 26 passes for 378 yards and seven scores.

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