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Justin Hunter | Wide Receiver | #15

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (34) / TEN
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Justin Hunter has agreed to a paycut.
His salary was reduced from $1.1 million to $675K. The restructure should give him some job security. Hunter is Miami's No. 5 wideout. Sep 14 - 5:16 PM

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Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said Justin Hunter "doesn't know enough" to fill DeVante Parker's role.

Parker (hamstrings) probably won't play in Sunday's opener at Seattle. Hunter is still learning the Dolphins' playbook after being claimed off waivers on Sunday and will likely see limited Week 1 snaps. Rookie Leonte Carroo may be forced into third receiver duty behind Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.
Sep 6 - 12:36 PM

Dolphins claimed WR Justin Hunter off waivers from the Titans.

It's not a great landing spot for the former second-rounder, as he's still buried on the depth chart behind at least Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, and DeVante Parker. But Parker (hamstring) can't ever seem to stay healthy, and rookie Leonte Carroo is having struggles year one in the NFL. Hunter is unlikely to make much of an impact and can still be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Sep 4 - 12:51 PM

Titans waived WR Justin Hunter.

Hunter was the 34th pick in the 2013 draft after ex-GM Ruston Webster executed a trade up with the 49ers to nab him. He showed some early-career promise in 2013 and 2014, catching 46 balls for 852 yards (18.52 YPR) and seven touchdowns, but the wheels came falling off when he got hurt at the end of the 2014 season and failed to take hold of a starting job in 2015. Hunter has an intriguing blend of size and speed at 6'4/203, but he's yet to seem to get "it." It wouldn't be a shock to see another team claim him off waivers based on perceived upside.
Sep 2 - 12:07 PM

Justin Hunter acknowledges he's on the 53-man roster bubble.

"I just feel like I need to put something spectacular on film," Hunter said of Thursday's preseason finale. "Just to show that I’ve got it." Battling with Harry Douglas, Tre McBride and Andre Johnson, Hunter has five catches for 60 yards through three exhibition games.
Sep 1 - 6:44 PM

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

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

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QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Arian Foster
2Jay Ajayi
3Isaiah Pead
4Damien Williams
5Kenyan Drake
GLB1Arian Foster
2Jay Ajayi
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Leonte Carroo
3Jakeem Grant
WR21Kenny Stills
2DeVante Parker
3Justin Hunter
WR31DeVante Parker
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3MarQueis Gray
LT1Branden Albert
2Dallas Thomas
LG1Laremy Tunsil
2Kraig Urbik
C1Mike Pouncey
2Anthony Steen
RG1Jermon Bushrod
2Billy Turner
RT1Ja'Wuan James
K1Andrew Franks