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Justin Hunter | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
College: Tennessee
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Justin Hunter says he and Zach Mettenberger had a "good rhythm going" during training camp and preseason.
"I'm really interested to see how it will all turn out in a real game," Hunter continued. Of the Titans' regular receivers, sophomore Hunter spent the most time with Mettenberger's group over summer. The two showed great chemistry in the preseason when Hunter caught ten passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Mettenberger has a rocket arm unlike Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst, and TE Delanie Walker says the deep ball will be a "focus" of the offense Week 8 against the Texans. Hunter knows how to run the "go" route. Oct 24 - 10:26 AM

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Justin Hunter played on 55-of-57 snaps in Sunday's loss at Washington.

Hunter has now played on 177-of-185 snaps (95.6 percent) since taking over the starting "X" job from Nate Washington three games ago. Yet he's seen just 12 targets during that span, totaling a disappointing 7-182-1 line in plus matchups. Hunter remains a boom-or-bust WR3, but one that will get a boost if strong-armed Jake Locker (thumb) can get back in the lineup. Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is not a fit with Hunter's vertical skill set.
Oct 20 - 10:37 AM

Justin Hunter caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

It was a monumentally-disappointing day for the second-year wideout, as his second target was a ball he should have caught for major yardage. Hunter has taken steps forward in recent weeks, but he's still a boom-or-bust WR3 most safely utilized as a WR4.
Oct 19 - 5:49 PM

Justin Hunter secured 3-of-5 targets for 77 yards in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Hunter had an early 38-yard reception and another for 22 yards, where he was ripped down at the one-yard line. FB Jackie Battle punched in the score one play later. A big-play threat, Hunter is going to be an up-and-down fantasy performer while running low-percentage routes amid shaky quarterback play in Nashville. He'll be a boom-or-bust WR3 in Week 7 against the Redskins.
Oct 12 - 4:42 PM

Justin Hunter led the Titans wideouts by playing on 68-of-70 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Kendall Wright played 57 snaps and Nate Washington got 48. It represents a changing of the guard, as Hunter (who was previously playing on 74.3 percent of the snaps) finally started over Washington at the "X" spot. He only saw five targets, but produced a 3-99-1 line and will have bigger days ahead in his new role. Hunter will be a WR3 candidate against Jacksonville in Week 6.
Oct 6 - 9:36 AM

Justin Hunter got the Week 5 start and turned five targets into three catches for 99 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' loss to Cleveland.

Hunter had two nice plays in the game, on his touchdown burning Buster Skrine badly down the sideline from 75 yards away, and turning a short receiver screen into a 10-yard gain for a key first down. It was a promising effort for Hunter, both in terms of playing time and performance, getting his first start of 2014. He will remain a boom-or-bust WR3 option in Week 6 against Jacksonville, potentially without Jake Locker (hand) at quarterback. It's perhaps worth noting Hunter's TD on Sunday was delivered by Charlie Whitehurst.
Oct 5 - 5:40 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Justin Hunter could start over Nate Washington as soon as this week.

Hunter would replace Washington at X-receiver in two-wide sets after mostly playing in three-wide sets so far. The Titans are starting to realize they need to get his talent more involved despite his ineffective play through the first four games. Hunter has been playing on 76 percent of offensive snaps to this point, but his targets are set to increase as an every-down starter opposite Kendall Wright. He remains a WR4/5 hold on benches.
Oct 3 - 7:04 PM

Justin Hunter caught 1-of-5 targets for 12 yards in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Colts.

Hunter was called out by coach Whisenhunt after the game as a player who let the team down. He had a third-down pass clang off his hands in the first half that was easily picked off. Hunter has been one of the most disappointing players in the league through four games, and he's on pace for just 36 catches for 552 yards and no scores. He appears to just be going through the motions at times. Hunter is nothing more than a WR4/5 at the point.
Sep 28 - 5:24 PM

Justin Hunter caught three passes for 37 yards in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.

Hunter was targeted seven times on the afternoon. He and Jake Locker continue to struggle to gain a connection. Locker threw behind Hunter on a third-down play, while Hunter later gave up on a deep ball with the Titans trailing 33-0. We're still waiting on the blow up to come from Hunter. He'll have a favorable matchup in Week 4 against the Colts, but he can't be trusted as anything more than a WR4. There's still loads of "boom" potential here.
Sep 21 - 6:00 PM

Justin Hunter played on 41-of-49 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Snaps were not the issue for Hunter as he burned owners with a 2-26-0 line on six targets. He was right there with Nate Washington (46 snaps) and Kendall Wright (42). With Hunter's usage not a real concern at this point, the breakout game we've been expecting will be coming soon. He remains a strong hold and boom-or-bust WR3 type heading into a Week 3 game at Cincy.
Sep 15 - 9:47 AM

Justin Hunter caught 2-of-6 targets for 26 yards in Tennessee's Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

Ticketed for a breakout performance, Hunter laid an egg as Jake Locker struggled. Hunter was actually inches closer to a much-bigger day, but got tripped up on a potential 54-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and couldn't quite pull down what would have been a six-yard score four plays later. He also failed to corral a wobbling, but catchable, deep ball in the first half. We still think it's a matter of when, not if, Hunter goes off, but it won't be smooth sailing in Week 3, as the Titans must venture to Cincinnati.
Sep 14 - 4:35 PM

Justin Hunter (knee) practiced fully again on Friday and is listed as probable for Week 2 against the Cowboys.

He should be all systems go facing arguably the NFL's worst defense on Sunday. Hunter is a prime blowup candidate, as alluded to in Evan Silva's Week 2 Matchups column. You can read the article at the link below.
Sep 12 - 1:16 PM

Updating an earlier item, Justin Hunter (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Titans reporters incorrectly identified Hunter as "limited" earlier Thursday afternoon. The "full" tag means Hunter is in no danger of missing Sunday's dream matchup with the Cowboys' league-worst defense. He's a high-upside WR3.
Sep 11 - 4:13 PM

Justin Hunter (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

There haven't been any indications that it's a serious issue, but it would be nice to see Hunter get in a full session on Friday. He's a WR3 with blow-up potential against the Cowboys' barely-there defense.
Sep 11 - 3:11 PM

Justin Hunter is listed on the Titans' injury report with a knee injury.

He was officially limited in Wednesday's practice. The knee injury doesn't appear to be serious. Hunter played 52-of-82 snaps in Week 2. His status will be updated again on Thursday.
Sep 10 - 3:21 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Zach Mettenberger
2Jake Locker
3Charlie Whitehurst
RB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3Dexter McCluster
4Leon Washington
5Antonio Andrews
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
WR21Justin Hunter
2Nate Washington
3Kris Durham
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Delanie Walker
2Taylor Thompson
3Chase Coffman
4Richard Gordon
K1Ryan Succop