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Justin Hunter | Wide Receiver | #15

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (34) / TEN
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The Nashville Tennessean believes Justin Hunter could meet a "similar fate" to Dorial Green-Beckham in Tennessee.
Hunter himself admits his roster spot is in danger. "It is still going to be hard (to make the team) because we have a lot of talented receivers in the group," Hunter said. "I feel like everybody is on the chopping block. We have a new GM, and he didn’t draft too many people in here. Anybody could go at this point, and we are all fighting for a spot." ESPN's Paul Kuharsky believes Hunter is a "goner." He'll either be cut or traded for a day-three pick, probably a conditional one at that. Aug 18 - 3:55 PM

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ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky still believes Justin Hunter is a "goner" in Tennessee.

In other words, even the Dorial Green-Beckham trade isn't going to save Hunter. The Titans would probably take anything they can get for the former second-round pick, but his trade value is nil. He's still behind Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe, Kendall Wright, Andre Johnson, and Tre McBride on the depth chart. If cut, we'd expect a team to claim Hunter when he hits waivers.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 17 - 9:25 AM

ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky does not expect Justin Hunter to make the 53-man roster.

The Andre Johnson signing crippled Hunter's chances, while Tre McBride offers more special teams value as a fifth or sixth receiver. Hunter is squarely behind Rishard Matthews, Kendall Wright, and Tajae Sharpe. Despite Dorial Green-Beckham's up-and-down camp, the Titans won't give up on DGB after one year. Hunter would likely draw interest on waivers, but his NFL future is bleak. He simply doesn't play with enough physicality to win the ball out wide.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 6 - 11:33 AM

Contract-year WR Justin Hunter admits "there's another level" to his game.

"I am definitely going to have to bring it in training camp," Hunter continued. "There’s a lot of competition, a lot of people fighting for positions and things like that. You can’t slack off because another guy is coming for your spot. I have to keep grinding." The fourth-year underachiever seems to now realize he won't be handed anything with the Titans' additions at his position. He and Dorial Green-Beckham are the two most physically-gifted receivers in Tennessee, but Hunter hasn't done a whole lot since his 2013 rookie year.
Jun 29 - 10:13 AM

TitansOnline's Jim Wyatt believes Tennessee wants to keep WR Justin Hunter.

Wyatt believes Hunter will make the final roster "if he has a good camp." That is a big if for a player with Hunter's history of inconsistencies, but it is interesting the Titans apparently remain committed to a second-round bust entering the final year of his rookie deal. Hunter likely needs to beat out Harry Douglas and sophomore Tre McBride for a roster spot. That is not a terribly tall task.
Jun 18 - 12:43 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey is "challenging" fourth-year WR Justin Hunter to "be more aggressive."

Hunter's on-field passivity and lack of a "my-ball" mentality have arguably been his biggest NFL deficiencies. "To get up at the line and look at the guy across from him and tell him: ‘You can’t cover me,'" said Mularkey regarding what he wants from Hunter. "He just needs more confidence in his body language, and everything about him. He has so much talent, he just has to believe he has the talent." Hunter could lose his roster spot if he doesn't have a big training camp.
Jun 1 - 9:04 PM

Justin Hunter has added six pounds of muscle, bulking up from 203 to 209.

Hunter has reportedly "changed his diet." Hunter is clearly feeling the crunch of the roster bubble. Hunter is still recovering from ankle surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp.
May 26 - 2:30 PM

Justin Hunter (ankle) has been limited in offseason workouts.

Hunter is six months removed from ankle surgery. He’s only been cleared for conditioning work, but is on track for minicamp. Buried behind Kendall Wright, Dorial Green-Beckham, Rishard Matthews, and perhaps Harry Douglas and rookie Tajae Sharpe, Hunter is squarely on the roster bubble in Tennessee.
May 7 - 9:05 PM

Titans placed WR Justin Hunter on injured reserve with a fractured ankle, ending his season.

A colossal flop as a breakout candidate in 2014, Hunter failed to take a step forward with diminished expectations before his year-ending injury this season, managing to catch 22-of-31 targets for 264 yards (12.0 YPR) and one touchdown across nine appearances. He topped 50 yards in one game. Nicknamed "The Cow" by DFS analyst Al Zeidenfeld for his tendency to "graze" and merely occupy space on the field, Hunter lacks a my-ball mentality and doesn't play to his size. The Titans have him under contract for one more year at $1.145 million.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Justin Hunter suffered a fractured ankle Week 10 against the Panthers.

He'll under surgery on Monday, and be placed on injured reserve. Hunter was having a more consistent and efficient year in his third campaign, but he never established himself as an important factor in the offense. Hunter finishes with 18 catches for 217 yards and a touchdown, and he now has 64 catches for 1,069 yards and eight scores in 34 career appearances. Owed just $1.144 million in the final year of his rookie deal, Hunter will likely be back to compete for a roster spot next season.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Justin Hunter exited Week 10 against the Panthers with a serious right leg injury.

Hunter was rolled up from behind blocking downfield late in the fourth quarter. The cart came out quickly and Hunter had his right leg in an air cast as he was carted off the field. "It's not good," interim coach Mike Mularkey answered when asked about the injury after the game. Hunter is likely done for the season. He had four catches for 47 yards before being forced from the game.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 04:01:00 PM

Justin Hunter caught 3-of-4 targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 9 win over the Saints.

Hunter started, but saw fewer targets than Dorial Green-Beckham (10). He scored on an eight-yard touchdown that tied the game late in the fourth quarter. With Green-Beckham clearly outplaying him, Hunter shouldn't be more than the Titans' No. 4 receiver when Kendall Wright returns.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Justin Hunter will start in place of Kendall Wright.

The Titans talked up Dorial Green-Beckham this week, but Hunter will continue to start after replacing Harry Douglas the last two weeks. Even with Marcus Mariota starting, Hunter isn't a Week 9 fantasy option.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Justin Hunter secured 2-of-3 targets for 17 yards in Week 8 against the Texans.

Hunter continued to start over Dorial Green-Beckham in place of Harry Douglas. Even with Kendall Wright leaving with a knee injury, he was a non-factor. Hunter wouldn't be more than a low-end WR3 if Wright misses time and Douglas doesn't return next week.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Justin Hunter played 51-of-54 snaps Week 7 against the Falcons.

Dorial Green-Beckham was expected to be the biggest beneficiary of Harry Douglas' (ribs) absence, but he played just 36 snaps and was held without a catch. Hunter managed just two catches on four targets, but it is promising he paced the receivers in snaps. Hunter and the entire passing offense should have a better time next week against the Texans.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 09:34:00 AM

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3Phillip Supernaw
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3Tyler Marz
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3Andy Gallik
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