Justin Hunter knew well before training camp that the wide receiver position was going to be one of the team’s most competitive.
Now that the team has signed veteran Andre Johnson, well, it only makes securing a roster spot all the more challenging for Hunter.
“The competition builds and builds and builds,” Hunter said. “We’ve got more depth, another great receiver that’s on the team, so there’s a lot of pressure on a lot of people. You have to work a little harder and focus a little more, study a little harder, too.”
A second-round pick in 2013, Hunter isn’t accustomed to having to battle for job security, the story said. But he’s averaged just 22 catches over his first three seasons, and the fact that the Titans now have a glut of wide receivers – the group includes Johnson, Kendall Wright, Rishard Matthews, Dorial Green-Beckham, Tajae Sharpe and Harry Douglas – could leave Hunter vulnerable. In Saturday’s first day of training camp, Hunter often ran with the team’s third or fourth group of wide receivers.