Justin Hunter‘s tenure with the Dolphins didn’t end up lasting long. The team waived the fourth-year wideout and will likely make a subsequent practice squad promotion, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald tweets.
A former Titans second-round pick, Hunter was a healthy scratch for the Dolphins last week and resided as the No. 6 wideout in Miami. The Fins did not use its Nos. 4-5 wideouts, rookies Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant, on offense, as Jackson notes (on Twitter), making Hunter’s place on the team somewhat superfluous.
Miami claimed Hunter after Tennessee waived him coming out of the preseason. He’s played in one game thus far and does not have a reception this season. The 6-foot-4 target could coax another team to claim him, or add him as a free agent, as his athleticism has always tantalized. But he’s now been waived twice this month. Hunter has 68 career catches for 1,116 yards and eight touchdowns.
Hunter took a pay cut earlier this month as well, with the Dolphins slashing his $1.1MM salary to $675K. He was coming off a season that ended with a fractured ankle and, of course, encountered a legal dust-up last summer for which he was found not guilty.
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