With incredible athletic ability and a 6-foot-4 frame, wide receiver Justin Hunter was supposed to be a star for the Tennessee Titans after a stellar career with the Tennessee Volunteers. But after three seasons the Titans released him on Saturday.
However, the former second-round pick’s NFL dream continues. Sunday, the Miami Dolphins claimed Hunter off waivers, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Miami Dolphins claimed former Titans WR Justin Hunter, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2016
In three seasons with the Titans, Hunter hauled in 68 catches for 1,116 yards and 8 touchdowns. He flashed big-play ability in stretches, but his inconsistency and plenty of young talent at wide receiver in Tennessee ultimately led to his release.
Hunter was a product of the 2013 NFL Draft, when he was selected No. 34 overall. And while he was far from the player the Titans hoped he’d be, at his best he did provide them with a presence down the field, averaging 16.4 yards per catch for his career.
In Miami, he should at least be able to do more of the same for quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins offense.