Bills coach Rex Ryan told reporters that he expects to sign veteran offensive lineman Wayne Hunter, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Hunter has been trying out for Buffalo over the past couple of days.
It has been a couple years since we’ve heard from Hunter, who started all 16 games at right tackle for the Jets in 2011, and last appeared in the NFL in 2012. The tackle was widely criticized by Jets fans during his time in New York. In his final year in green, Hunter graded out as one of the very worst tackles in the NFL, according to the advanced metrics at Pro Football Focus (subscription required). Hunter finished with an overall grade of -24.6, ranking him 71st out of 76 qualified tackles.
In August of 2012, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer convinced the Rams to send Jason Smith east in order to bring Hunter to St. Louis. Hunter fared slightly better in his 14 games (4 starts) with the Rams, but still graded out with a below average mark according to PFF.