Former Tennessee WR Justin Hunter to sign with Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made their first outside free agency signing of the 2017 season, bringing speedy receiver Justin Hunter into the fold. He was drafted 34th overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2013. As of now, he'll most likely be competing for a spot on the roster, but if he happens to make the team out of training camp, he could end up surprising Steelers fans by the end of the season.

Hunter is one of the most unsafe deep threats in the National Football League, having averaged 16.7 yards per catch during the course of his four-year career.

Hunter spent the past season with the Buffalo Bills, where he compiled 10 receptions for 189 yards and four touchdowns. Hunter was then claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills and would finish the season in upstate NY.

Hunter, who is listed at 6-foot-4, is expected to give Pittsburgh some size in the red zone behind star wideout Antonio Brown.

The Steelers aren't sure about the status of wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who was suspended for all of last season, and the addition of Hunter could indicate the Steelers aren't expecting Bryant back.



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