Patriots Work Out Four WRs Including Justin Hunter

     

According to Ian Rapoport, the Patriots will work out veteran WR Justin Hunter on Monday. 

Per Field Yates, New England also worked out WRs Travin Dural, Papi White and Nick Williams.

With WR Julian Edelman set to miss three weeks of action, the Patriots need more depth at wide receiver. 

Hunter, 26, was taken with the No. 34 overall pick by the Titans back in 2013. The Titans elected to cut him loose in 2016, but he was later claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins.

Hunter agreed to a pay cut to remain with the Dolphins before he was once again placed on waivers. Hunter was later claimed by the Bills claimed a few weeks into the 2016 season.

Hunter played out the in the final year of his four-year, $5.424 million rookie contract before signing with the Steelers on a one-year deal in 2017. He re-signed in Pittsburgh on a one-year deal for 2018. 

In 2018, Hunter appeared in five games for the Steelers and caught three passes for 21 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Williams, 28, originally signed on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Connecticut back in 2013. After two years in Washington, Williams caught on with the Falcons as a free agent in 2015 and managed to make the 53-man roster.

Williams has been on and off of the Falcons’ practice squad. Unfortunately, the Falcons declined to tender him a restricted offer in 2018, which allowed him to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

The Titans signed Williams to a contract in 2018 only to cut him loose as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players. Williams returned to Tennessee briefly and played two games but was released soon after. He caught on with the Rams for another two games in 2018.

In 2018, Williams has appeared in four games, two apiece for the Rams and Titans. He finished the year with two receptions for 17 yards. 

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