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Justin Hunter | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (34) / TEN
Contract: view contract details

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Steelers re-signed WR Justin Hunter.
The formerly-hyped second-rounder caught four passes in seven games last season. Going on 27, Hunter has 82 career receptions. He should remain a deep reserve for the Steelers in 2018. That's if he makes the 53-man roster. Apr 5 - 4:04 PM

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Steelers declared WR Justin Hunter, QB Josh Dobbs, QB Joshua Dobbs, CB Brian Allen, OT Jerald Hawkins, OT Matt Feiler, LB James Harrison and DT Daniel McCullers inactive for Week 10 against the Colts.

Hunter has been active three times this season, catching three passes for 18 yards.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 11:35:00 AM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Justin Hunter is "balling" in Steelers camp.

"No way around it," Fowler said, noting Ben Roethlisberger told Hunter to "take a bow" after a spectacular Thursday play. Big Ben offered effusive Hunter praise on Wednesday. Hunter could push Sammie Coates for the Steelers' No. 4 job, but Hunter has offered plenty of teases since being the No. 34 overall pick of the 2013 draft.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 04:15:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger expressed excitement in Justin Hunter's play at training camp.

"I don't want to get too excited too early, but I really like the presence that he brings," Roethlisberger said. Earning Big Ben's trust is a major key in Pittsburgh, and Hunter seems to be doing that a week into practices. With Martavis Bryant (suspension) and Sammie Coates (knee) not practicing, Hunter is running with the ones and making the most of it. He could take Coates' job.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Steelers WR Justin Hunter has been making the most of his time with the starters, catching a few big throws from Ben Roethlisberger.

Hunter connected with Roethlisberger on a back shoulder play in individual work and for a touchdown in 7-on-7 goal line work. While this sounds like it could be the start of an intriguing duo, most of Hunter's work with the first team is coming due to Sammie Coates being sidelined and Martavis Bryant still on suspension.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Steelers signed WR Justin Hunter, formerly of the Bills.

The No. 34 overall pick in 2013, Hunter has never put his intriguing blend of size (6'4/203) and speed (4.44) together, though he has shown red-zone and deep-ball skills with 12 touchdowns and a career 16.7 YPR average. Landing with Ben Roethlisberger and OC Todd Haley is as good of a chance Hunter will have to get his career on track. He'll serve as insurance should the Steelers not get back Martavis Bryant back from suspension.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 11:06:00 AM

Free agent WR Justin Hunter is visiting the Steelers on Monday.

Coming off the mildest of career revivals in Buffalo, Hunter visited the Patriots on Friday. Hunter turns 26 in May.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 02:35:00 PM

Free agent WR Justin Hunter is visiting the Patriots on Friday.

The former No. 34 overall pick of the Titans, Hunter spent time with the Dolphins and Bills last season. He caught just 10-of-23 targets for Buffalo, but turned them into 189 yards (18.9 YPR) and four touchdowns. Hunter had a nose for the end zone and was used in red-zone packages often. The Patriots lack big, tall receivers with speed, and Hunter has that at 6'4/196 with 4.44 wheels.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 09:14:00 AM

Justin Hunter caught his lone target for a 16-yard touchdown in the Bills' Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

The touchdown proved to be the game winner for the Bills, who came out on top 28-21. As Sammy Watkins has now returned, none of Buffalo's complementary pass catchers are worthy of fantasy consideration regardless of matchups.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Justin Hunter (groin) is questionable for Week 11 against the Bengals.

Hunter was added to the injury report on Friday. Late-week additions are never good. Hunter has played minimal snaps, but he has become a red-zone factor for Buffalo with three touchdowns on six catches.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Justin Hunter caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown in the Bills' Week 9 loss to the Seahawks.

Hunter sat down at the goal line in the middle of the Seahawks' zone defense in the first quarter and caught a wide-open touchdown. Other than that, he was a non-factor. Hunter now has three TDs on six catches.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 12:53:00 AM

Justin Hunter corralled just one-of-five targets for seven yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

This game set up well for Hunter, but as usual, he fell flat. Even with Buffalo forced to throw it in the second half, Hunter was nonexistent. Fantasy owners can forget about him against the Seahawks in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Justin Hunter caught 2-of-4 targets for 25 yards in the Bills' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

Hunter played all but four offensive snaps with Robert Woods (foot) hurt, but the increase in playing time didn't lead to any extra production. He was still no more than the No. 3 pass-game option. Hunter isn't a fantasy play.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Justin Hunter will be the Bills' starting receiver opposite Marquise Goodwin Sunday at Miami.

Robert Woods (foot) isn't going to play. Hunter has caught a touchdown in back-to-back weeks and played a season-high 60% of the snaps in last week's win over San Francisco. He is worth a look as a dart-throw play for fantasy owners in wide receiver binds.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 08:57:00 AM

Justin Hunter caught 1-of-2 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's Week 6 win over the 49ers.

Hunter's 30-yard score was a thing of beauty, as he took advantage of a Tyrod Taylor pump fake to undress two 49ers safeties. The Bills talked about getting Hunter more involved in the offense, but 2-3 weekly targets are likely to remain his ceiling.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 05:45:00 PM

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