The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly sign WR Justin Hunter, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Justin Hunter to Steelers is indeed done. Bounced around league the last few years but team intrigued by pairing size/speed with its offense
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 15, 2017
Hunter is the first outside free agent to sign with the team and the Steelers are the second-to-last team to sign one, only doing so ahead of the Houston Texans.
He’s been a deep threat in his turbulent career, averaging 16.7 yards per catch over five seasons in the league. He spent 2016 with the Buffalo Bills, catching just ten passes but averaging nearly 19 yards per grab and four touchdowns.
A second round pick of the 2013 draft by the Tennessee Titans, Hunter is a Virginia Beach kid so it’s no surprise to see Mike Tomlin show interest. Hunter’s path to the 53 man roster seems difficult if Martavis Bryant is reinstated but ir provides an insurance policy against that and is a low-risk flier on a 25 year old who still has plenty of talent.
Look for a full scouting report on him later today.