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Justin Hunter | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
College: Tennessee
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Justin Hunter reported for Titans training camp on Thursday.
"We're supporting Justin, excited to have him on field," were the words of coach Ken Whisenhunt. The league has said it's "reviewing" Hunter's assault case. Hunter has been a bust since being the No. 34 overall pick of the 2013 draft, but it appears his roster spot is safe as the Titans transition into the Marcus Mariota era. Jul 30 - 1:17 PM

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The NFL confirms it is "reviewing" Justin Hunter's assault case.

As it does every off-the-field issue. "That is the extent of what we can say at this point," said spokesman Greg Aiello. "I can’t speculate on outcomes." Hunter was charged with felony assault for allegedly breaking a man's jaw on July 3. The Titans will let him participate in camp in the interim.
Jul 27 - 1:55 PM

The prosecution says Justin Hunter "sucker-punched" his victim after the bar brawl had settled down.

Hunter allegedly started the July 3 fight by punching the man in the face twice. After the man was bent over and spitting out blood on the sidewalk, Hunter then allegedly "sucker-punched" him again before leaving. The man suffered a broken jaw and a cracked tooth. Hunter was released from jail on $25,000 bond on Tuesday and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 3. The Titans plan to let him participate in training camp as the legal process runs its course.
Jul 23 - 9:19 AM

The Titans expect Justin Hunter to participate when training camp opens next week despite his recent arrest for felony assault.

The Titans' plan is to "let the legal process play out," and for Hunter to practice. The approach is likely in the best interests of both Hunter and the team. Although Hunter has been a disappointment on the field through two NFL seasons, he has no prior history of causing problems off of it.
Jul 21 - 9:49 PM

Justin Hunter is eligible to be released from jail on $25,000 bond in Virginia Beach, Va.

Hunter was arraigned on Tuesday and is expected to be released from jail this afternoon. Under terms of his release, Hunter has an 11 PM - 5 AM curfew and isn't allowed to consume alcohol. His felonious assault charge is punishable by 5-20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Hunter will likely plea down at some point during his legal process. A preliminary hearing is set for September 3.
Jul 21 - 4:29 PM

Police say the alleged victim in the Justin Hunter felonious assault case sustained "serious, but not life-threatening" injuries.

Hunter was charged with stabbing, cutting, malicious intent and wounding as well as the felonious assault charge after a brawl inside the Sandbar Raw Bar. The victim was admitted to the hospital with broken bones. Hunter will be arraigned later Tuesday and will likely be placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list until the case is resolved. The Titans could also choose to simply move on from a player that flopped badly on the field last season.
Source: 247 Sports
Jul 21 - 10:14 AM

Justin Hunter faces one charge of felonious assault following a July 3 incident in Virginia Beach, Va.

Hunter turned himself into authorities on Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He'll be arraigned on Tuesday. The July 3 incident took place at the Sandbar Raw Bar. Hunter has been jailed in the city jail on no bond. Already on the hot seat with the Titans, this could be Hunter's final straw.
Jul 20 - 5:50 PM

Titans WR Justin Hunter was arrested in Virginia Beach on Monday.

There are very few details aside from the charges listed on the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office website. Under the "charges" section on Hunter, it lists "malicious intent, stabbing, cutting and wounding." Hunter was arrested at 12:10 PM Monday afternoon and isn't able to be freed on bond. Stay tuned for an update.
Jul 20 - 5:20 PM

Justin Hunter has bulked up to 205 pounds and wants to play at 210 this season.

Hunter played "in the 190s" last season. While getting bigger and stronger is fine and dandy, that's not Hunter's problem. He has a terrible set of hands and one of the emptiest heads. More muscle isn't going to fix that. Hunter needs to make a more concerted effort and show the want-to to be better.
Jun 18 - 2:22 PM

Justin Hunter has been running some routes out of the slot at OTAs.

We wouldn't at all expect this to become Hunter's home with Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas on the roster, especially considering Hunter's freakish natural abilities on the outside, but it's a way for the Titans to mix-and-match and give defenses different looks. Hunter needs to worry about learning one position and succeeding there before opening up and trying to expand his repertoire.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 4 - 12:23 PM

When asked about Justin Hunter, coach Ken Whisenhunt said, "At some point, you either get it or you won't be in this league anymore. That's the natural order of the NFL."

The Titans continue to try to wake Hunter up from his career-long doldrums. Last year, they outfitted him in a practice jersey that said JAG (just a guy) on the back -- even though he's 6-foot-4 with 4.4 speed and serious leaping ability. That didn't work and we doubt Whiz's comments will light a fire under Hunter either. After performing as one of the league's worst wideouts last year, Hunter will enter camp behind rookie Dorial Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas.
Jun 1 - 8:14 AM

The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt considers Justin Hunter a lock to make the Titans' 53-man roster.

Wyatt also has a "hunch" that Hunter is "going to finally emerge" this season and hold off second-round rookie Dorial Green-Beckham at X receiver. It's not out of the question that both Hunter and DGB could be part of the Titans' three-wide packages, along with Kendall Wright, pushing Harry Douglas into a No. 4 role as the backup to all three. Hunter's hype train went off the tracks last season, but he could probably be viewed as a potential bargain at his current ADP of 14.05.
May 11 - 10:34 PM

Justin Hunter expects to battle second-round WR Dorial Green-Beckham for a starting job.

Kendall Wright is locked into one job and Harry Douglas is lurking as a No. 3/slot candidate. If Green-Beckham has his head on straight, he shouldn't have any problem pushing Hunter into a sub-package role. Despite sizable playmaking talent, Hunter was one of the worst receivers in the league last year as he averaged just 1.32 yards per route run -- 46th of 52 qualifiers in PFF's metric.
May 7 - 11:34 AM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Justin Hunter (lacerated spleen) hasn't had any setbacks.

Hunter's late-season spleen injury cost him the final four games, but was never a long-term concern. He should be cleared for the start of the Titans' offseason program. Despite coming off a disappointing 28/498/3 line, Hunter has potential for a third-year leap.
Feb 21 - 7:07 PM

Titans placed WR Justin Hunter on injured reserve with a lacerated spleen, ending his season.

It's a disconcerting end to a disappointing year. Hunter was one of the league's least-efficient receivers this season, averaging just 1.32 yards per route run. That's good for 46-of-52 in Pro Football Focus' metric. Hunter caught more than three passes in only 2-of-12 games, and astonishingly failed to log a single five-catch effort. Hunter has all the ability in the world, but has thus far been unable to match it with the proper football smarts. Issues at play-caller and quarterback haven't helped. Still only 23, Hunter is well worth keeping around in Dynasty leagues, but there's no guarantee that 2015 will be the year he goes off.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:03:00 PM