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Wayne Hunter | Tackle

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 318
College: Hawaii
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Rams released OT Wayne Hunter.
The gate swings closed. Acquired from the Jets on the eve of Week 1, Hunter was predictably incompetent as the Rams' third tackle last season, and slowed by back and knee issues. Going on 32, he's going to have a tough time on the open market. The move clears $4 million in cap space for the Rams, who need to aggressively address their tackle situation this offseason. Wed, Mar 6, 2013 05:06:00 PM

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StLouisRams.com expects the Rams to approach OT Wayne Hunter about a pay-cut.

Hunter was typically incompetent after coming over from the Jets, and has no chance at collecting his currently scheduled $3.95 million in 2013. The Rams are absolutely desperate for depth along their offensive line, but it's quite possible the soon-to-be 32-year-old Hunter is simply cut loose. The Rams' official website also expects SS Quintin Mikell to be asked to slash his $6 million salary, but the odds are high Mikell is granted his outright release.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Rams OT Wayne Hunter (back) is set to return to game action.

Hunter has missed two games with a herniated disc and back spasms. He'll likely return to a bench role, as LT Rodger Saffold is expected back from his knee injury this week.
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 01:37:00 PM

Rams declared LT Wayne Hunter, LT Rodger Saffold, QB Austin Davis, WR Danny Amendola, RB Terrance Ganaway, LB Mario Haggan and DT Matt Conrath inactive for Week 7 against the Packers.

Joseph Barksdale will make his first career start at left tackle in place of Hunter and Saffold. It's exceedingly poor news for a team tasked with slowing down NFC sacks leader Clay Matthews. Barksdale is going to need all the help he can get if Sam Bradford is to have any shot at staying upright. Shelley Smith will also be making his first career start at left guard. Chris Givens is again starting in place of Amendola.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 11:42:00 AM

Rams LT Wayne Hunter (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks.

If Hunter can't play, the Rams will likely move LG Quinn Ojinnaka to left tackle and use Shelley Smith at left guard. That's digging deep for St. Louis, and it could mean a field day for a Seahawks defensive front coming off an eight-sack performance on Monday night. Chris Clemons is Rotoworld's No. 6 DL this week. Owners in deeper leagues may also want to consider rookie DE Bruce Irvin as a sneaky DL3 in this matchup.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 12:56:00 PM

Rams acquired RT Wayne Hunter from the Jets in exchange for RT Jason Smith.

As pointed out by ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, Hunter has gone from starter to benched to traded in four days — all after the Jets insisted they weren't shopping him. Hunter is now the official scapegoat for New York's nightmarish preseason display of "offense," though a deserving one. After surrendering 8.5 sacks and getting busted for 11 penalties last season, Hunter gave up 2.5 sacks in New York's humiliating exhibition loss to the Giants. Hunter will back-up Barry Richardson — who's no Orlando Pace himself — in St. Louis. The Rams do save $1.55 million in the deal, which is probably why GM Les Snead was willing to trade an inherited bust for another guy who can't block.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 08:31:00 PM

The Jets have removed Wayne Hunter as their starting right tackle.

Finally. Hunter was among the league's worst starting tackles last season, giving up 8.5 sacks and getting tagged for 11 penalties. He followed that up with a woeful 2012 preseason. Hunter is owed $2.45 million guaranteed this season, meaning his new role as a jumbo swing tackle is safe. New right tackle Austin Howard is no superstar, but he can't possibly be worse than Hunter.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 11:19:00 AM

Coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday the Jets are not in the market for a new right tackle.

"...To say that we’re in the market for a starting tackle, I don’t believe that to be an accurate statement," Ryan said. However, he did hint the Jets would be open to overtures from other clubs. We would say it's impossible to find a starting-caliber lineman at this point in the season, but that might not be the case if the man he's replacing is revolving door Wayne Hunter. Whether in an official capacity or not, the Jets will remain on the lookout for tackle help.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 08:20:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan wouldn't commit Monday to Wayne Hunter as his Week 1 starting right tackle.

It's notable because Ryan relentlessly talks up all his players, including Hunter. After he gave up 2.5 sacks on Friday night, even Rose-Colored Rex appears concerned. Backup Austin Howard projects to see some first-team reps this week as the Jets try to solve their offensive woes. We're not holding our breath.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 12:12:00 PM

Jets RT Wayne Hunter was predictably manhandled in pass protection during Saturday night's preseason game against the Giants.

Hunter served up two full sacks, played a role in a third, and got off the hook for a fourth due to penalty. ESPN New York's Rich Cimini suggests swing tackle Austin Howard will see an increase in practice reps this week. The Jets' offensive line as a whole has looked brutal in pass pro so far this preseason.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 11:29:00 AM

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum says the team is standing by Wayne Hunter as their starting right tackle following the voided Jeff Otah trade.

They need to keep searching. "He's our starting right tackle until that changes," said Tannenbaum. The Jets wouldn't have tried to acquire Otah if they had faith in Hunter. Perhaps eyeballing their Week 1 matchup with new Bills LE Mario Williams, the Jets will continue to look for upgrades at strong-side tackle.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 04:27:00 PM

Jets RT Wayne Hunter gave up 8.5 sacks and was flagged for 11 penalties in 2011.

A Jets line that used to be a strong suit is now a liability, and it begins with Hunter. He's one of the worst starting tackles in football. LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson also allowed 9.5 sacks while struggling in the run game a year ago. It's another reason to avoid Shonn Greene and Mark Sanchez in fantasy drafts.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 08:58:00 AM

Jets OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo was adamant Wednesday that Wayne Hunter will keep his starting right tackle job.

"Until they ship him out of here or shoot me dead in my office, the guy's the starting right tackle," said DeGuglielmo. Hunter must impress in t-shirts and shorts at OTAs, because there's nothing to suggest he excels in a helmet and pads. We do think Hunter will beat out Vlad Ducasse, but that doesn't mean much.
Wed, May 16, 2012 05:47:00 PM

Jets OC Tony Sparano was noncommittal Thursday when asked about his team's starting right tackle.

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum has mostly backed Wayne Hunter, but Sparano is smartly keeping his options open. Hunter was one of the worst starting linemen in football last season. In-house alternatives to Hunter include Austin Howard, Dennis Landolt, and former second-round bust Vladimir Ducasse.
Thu, May 3, 2012 10:22:00 PM

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum says OT Wayne Hunter "is our right tackle now."

"The offensive line is something we’ll continue to monitor over the next few weeks, as we will at all positions," Tannenbaum said. "When we get through the draft, we’ll evaluate the depth chart." The Jets didn't draft any first- or second-day competition for Hunter, so the odds are rapidly increasing he'll return as the starter. Bills LE Mario Williams should be licking his chops.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 09:04:00 AM

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8Brad Sorensen
9Garrett Gilbert
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11John Skelton
12Jordan Palmer
13Tyler Thigpen
14Caleb Hanie
15Vince Young
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17Kevin Kolb
18David Carr
19Trent Edwards
20Pat White
21Dennis Dixon
22John Parker Wilson
23Bryn Renner
24Jeff Mathews
25Logan Kilgore
26Brett Smith
27James Franklin
28Jordan Rodgers
29Ryan Lindley
30Chase Rettig
31Tommy Rees
32Brock Jensen
33Jerrod Johnson
34Adam Weber
35Nate Enderle
36Nick Stephens
37G.J. Kinne
38Dominique Davis
39Alex Tanney
40Tyler Wilson
41Ryan Katz
42Colby Cameron
43Kyle Padron
44James Vandenberg
45Mike Hermann
46Nathan Stanley
47Dalton Williams
48Matt Brown
49Caleb TerBush
50Tim Jenkins
51Dayne Crist
52Stephen Morris
53Collin Klein
54Alex Carder
55Keith Price
56Kory Faulkner
57Rusty Smith
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2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Chris Rainey
9Jamie Harper
10BenJarvus Green-Ellis
11Lance Ball
12Brandon Saine
13D.J. Harper
14Antonio Andrews
15Tim Cornett
16Terrance Ganaway
17Edwin Baker
18Alvester Alexander
19Tauren Poole
20Jewel Hampton
21Zach Brown
22Isaac Redman
23Javarris James
24Josh Vaughan
25Darren Evans
26Delone Carter
27Cierre Wood
28Stefphon Jefferson
29Ronnie Wingo
30Deonte Williams
31Bradley Randle
32Quentin Hines
33De'Leon Eskridge
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36Terrance Cobb
37Jordan Roberts
38Orwin Smith
39Armond Smith
40Anthony Allen
41Damien Berry
42Richard Murphy
43William Powell
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2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Evan Rodriguez
9Harvey Unga
10Owen Marecic
11Dorson Boyce
12Eric Kettani
13Owen Schmitt
14Quinn Johnson
15Greg Jones
16Braden Wilson
17Zach Boren
18Lonnie Pryor
19Ben Bartholomew
20Ina Liaina
21Collin Mooney
22Toben Opurum
23Stephen Campbell
24J.C. Copeland
25Chad Young
26Kadeem Jones
27Maurice Hagens
28Roosevelt Nix
29James Baker
30Ryan D'Imperio
31Chad Abram
32Cameron White
33Jourdan Brooks
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Devonte Campbell
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Nate Eachus
43Brock Bolen
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Keenan Davis
6Taulib Ikharo
7Erik Lora
8Ryan Whalen
9Jamar Newsome
10Terrence Toliver
11Juron Criner
12Greg Childs
13Ben Obomanu
14Richard Goodman
15Kevin Hardy
16Tim Benford
17Lamont Bryant
18Devery Henderson
19Matt Willis
20Lavelle Hawkins
21Brett Swain
22Chaz Schilens
23Brian Robiskie
24Tiquan Underwood
25Charly Martin
26Jeremy Kelley
27Ifeanyi Momah
28Sederrick Cunningham
29Zach Rogers
30Marcus Jackson
31Kamar Jorden
32Nicholas Johnson
33Johnathan Haggerty
34Naaman Roosevelt
35Emmanuel Arceneaux
36Jordan White
37Chris Summers
38Chandler Jones
39Travis Labhart
40Jonathan Krause
41Robby Toma
42Carlin Isles
43Skye Dawson
44Chad Bumphis
45Roy Roundtree
46Dan Buckner
47Tyrone Goard
48Sam McGuffie
49Erik Highsmith
50Chip Reeves
51Terrell Sinkfield
52Jheranie Boyd
53Eric Rogers
54Rashaad Carter
55Demetrius Fields
56Scott Pillar
57Kevin Smith
58Quintin Payton
59Wilson Van Hooser
60C.J. Goodwin
61Mike Davis
62Cody Hoffman
63Kadron Boone
64LaQuan Williams
65Diondre Borel
66Jon Baldwin
67Chastin West
68Bert Reed
69Brandon Carswell
70Joseph Anderson
71Cole McKenzie
72Jamal Miles
73Rashad Evans
74T.J. Moe
75Jasper Collins
76Julius Pruitt
77Mardy Gilyard
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2Davone Bess
3Anthony Armstrong
4Kerry Meier
5Jordan Shipley
6Jacoby Ford
7Mohamed Massaquoi
8Earl Bennett
9Marc Mariani
10Donald Jones
11Brandon Banks
12Kealoha Pilares
13Raymond Radway
14Eric Page
15Chris Givens
16Darius Hanks
17Aaron Mellette
18Robert Gill
19Steve Breaston
20Donte' Stallworth
21Michael Jenkins
22David Ball
23Devin Aromashodu
24Martel Moore
25Nicholas Edwards
26Tevin Reese
27Eric Thomas
28Brandon Collins
29Tray Session
30Alec Lemon
31Lamaar Thomas
32Dominique Croom
33David Douglas
34Armon Binns
35Tommy Streeter
36Jeff Fuller
37Isaiah Williams
38Jarett Dillard
39Duke Calhoun
40Tim Toone
41David Reed
42Greg Hardin
43Chris Harper
44Micah Hatfield
45Terrence Austin
46Darius Reynaud
47Deon Butler
48Roberto Wallace
49Bobby Sewall
50Joe Adams
51Devon Wylie
52Marvin McNutt
53Tori Gurley
54Ronald Johnson
55Devin Goda
56Kevin Elliott
57Jared Green
58Mike Willie
59Michael Calvin
60Taveon Rogers
61Jason Thompson
62Omarius Hines
63Gerrard Sheppard
64Rashad Ross
65Andy Cruse
66Anthony Amos
67R.J. Webb
68Andrew Helmick
69Weston Dressler
70Ryan Spadola
71Jerry Johnson
72Andrew DePaola
73James Shaw
74Tony Washington
75Jaz Reynolds
76Alex Neutz
77Kelsey Pope
78Anthony McClung
79Jordan Harris
80Chris Boyd
81Perez Ashford
82Rodrick Rumble
83Brandon Kaufman
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85Patrick Crayton
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3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
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27Hayden Smith
28Jeron Mastrud
29Dominique Curry
30Konrad Reuland
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32Brody Eldridge
33Nate Byham
34Dedrick Epps
35Dan Gronkowski
36Zach Potter
37Colin Cloherty
38Kevin Brock
39Martin Rucker
40Cameron Morrah
41Chase Coffman
42Joel Dreessen
43Ben Hartsock
44Visanthe Shiancoe
45Travis Beckum
46Richard Quinn
47Jake O'Connell
48Isaiah Stanback
49Evan Moore
50Jamie McCoy
51Nathan Overbay
52Michael Higgins
53Alex Silvestro
54Brett Brackett
55Martell Webb
56Brad Smelley
57Cameron Graham
58Tim Biere
59Evan Landi
60Taylor Cook
61Colin Anderson
62Travis Tannahill
63Jason Schepler
64Chase Clement
65Adam Schiltz
66A.C. Leonard
67Dominique Jones
68Joe Don Duncan
69Ryan Otten
70David Wright
71Blake Annen
72Chase Dixon
73Brian Wozniak
74Jerome Cunningham
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2Rob Bironas
3Garrett Hartley
4Matt Szymanski
5Danny Hrapmann
6Brandon Bogotay
7Havard Rugland
8Austin Signor
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12Brett Baer
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14Jose Maltos
15Adam Yates
16Zach Ramirez
17Carey Spear
18Chris Boswell
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