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Kendall Hunter | Running Back | #48

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 199
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (115) / SF
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Saints placed RB Kendall Hunter on injured reserve.
Coach Sean Payton said Hunter suffered an injury in Thursday's practice. He was active for only two games before going down. 27-year-old Hunter spent most of 2015 out of the league and will struggle for free-agent offers. Jan 1 - 5:11 PM

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Saints signed RB Kendall Hunter.

Hunter has been out of the league all year and shouldn't be a threat to Tim Hightower’s role. The Saints also signed FB Toben Opurum and placed CB Damian Swann and RB Marcus Murphy on I.R. in corresponding moves.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Free agent RB Kendall Hunter worked out for the Jets on Tuesday.

He was one of four free agents to work out along with Rob Housler, Tim Jamison and Ryan Mueller. The Jets are already well-stocked at running back so they might just be updating their emergency list. Hunter has also tried out for the Patriots, Seahawks and Jaguars since the Niners released him in September.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Free agent RB Kendall Hunter worked out for the Patriots.

Hunter has been making the rounds this week, also visiting Seattle and Jacksonville. He could provide depth with Dion Lewis sidelined. James White is currently the Patriots’ top pass-down back.
Source: ESPN Boston
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:06:00 PM

Free agent RB Kendall Hunter worked out for the Seahawks on Tuesday.

Hunter worked out for the Jaguars four days ago. The Seahawks are four deep at running back, so they're likely just updating their emergency list.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 05:50:00 PM

The Jaguars tried out free agent RB Kendall Hunter.

The 49ers released Hunter with an injury settlement back in September. He hasn't played a regular season snap since 2013. Jacksonville's current backfield consists of T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, Bernard Pierce and Joe Banyard. It's worth noting that Gerhart was a healthy scratch last week.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:00:00 PM

49ers released RB Kendall Hunter with an injury settlement.

Hunter was Frank Gore's primary backup from 2011-13, but hasn't been the same since shredding his knee in the 2013 NFC Championship Game. Hunter is still only 27, but teams will have to be convinced he's at something close to 100 percent before they bring him in for a workout. Hunter owns a strong 4.6 YPC on 262 career totes.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 05:11:00 PM

49ers placed RB Kendall Hunter on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hunter must have had a setback with his surgically-repaired knee. The 2011 fourth rounder hasn't had a carry since the 2013 NFC Championship Game. Going on 27 and headed to free agency, Hunter has probably notched his final tote for San Francisco.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Kendall Hunter rushed seven times for 15 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

It was Hunter's first game action since the 2013 NFC Championship game. Hunter played behind both Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush. He will play a complementary role this season and is not relevant in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 11:52:00 PM

49ers RB Kendall Hunter (ACL surgery) reportedly had a "fantastic" offseason program.

Hunter missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his ACL on the first day of training camp. Now fully cleared, Hunter "showcased his quick feet and ability to catch the ball" at spring practices. Going on age 27, Hunter projects as the primary backup to 49ers pass-catching back Reggie Bush, while fourth-round pick Mike Davis serves as the backup to early-down RB Carlos Hyde.
Source: sf49ers.com
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Coach Jim Tomsula said Kendall Hunter (ACL) is "moving around great" during OTAs.

By all accounts coming out of San Francisco, Hunter is back to 100 percent and looking quick. He'll add to a quietly crowded backfield that also includes Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush and rookie Mike Davis. Hunter projects as a solid backup to passing back Bush, who is 30 years old and coming off an injury-plagued 2014.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 12:29:00 PM

GM Trent Baalke said Kendall Hunter (torn ACL) appears back to 100 percent.

Now about nine months removed from his tear, Hunter projects as Reggie Bush's backup on passing downs this year. "He’s back to being Kendall. His speed is back to where it was pre-injury. He’s really had a fine offseason." Baalke said. Hunter owns an solid 4.58 YPC on his 262 career NFL carries.
Thu, May 14, 2015 08:14:00 AM

49ers RB Kendall Hunter (torn ACL) is participating in the team's offseason workouts.

Hunter appeared to be working out with no limitations despite being just eight months removed from the torn ACL that ended his 2014 season. Hunter should be a full participant in the 49ers' offseason program, and will compete with Reggie Bush for change-of-pace touches behind starter Carlos Hyde.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 11:11:00 AM

49ers signed RB Kendall Hunter to a one-year extension through 2015.

Rather than test free agency, Hunter will return to a 49ers backfield that will likely lose contract-year starter Frank Gore. Hunter, 26, is a useful third-down and change-of-pace back when healthy. He tore his ACL at the start of 2014 training camp. Hunter tore his Achilles' tendon two years back.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:24:00 PM

49ers placed RB Kendall Hunter (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

He went unclaimed on waivers, as expected. Hunter will enter free agency next offseason as a 25-year-old with two major surgeries in the last three years. The 49ers have expressed interested in re-signing him and letting him rehab his value. Rookie Carlos Hyde will open the season as the No. 2 back.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 06:14:00 PM

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