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Sept. 1, 2016 Justin Hunter gets tackled by Xavien Howard. Dolphins close preseason in their newly renovated stadium Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans. Dolphins lost 21-10 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Icon Sportswire)
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Dolphins waive veteran wide receiver Justin Hunter

Photographer: Michele Eve Sandberg/Icon Sportswire

The Miami Dolphins and their experiment with wide receiver Justin Hunter appears to be coming to an end. On Wednesday, the team announced that the veteran had been waived, thus ending his time in Miami.

Hunter’s time with the Dolphins was very short lived. They claimed him off waivers from the Dolphins on September 4 this year and he’s spent the last three weeks in Miami.

Unfortunately for Hunter, he really never had a chance with the team. He was inactive for the Dolphins first three games. So his Miami career will end without a single snap played, despite the hope that he originally brought.

He’ll now be offered to every team in the NFL through the waiver process and he could be a candidate to be signed.

The Tennessee Titans originally drafted Hunter in the second round of the 2013 draft. At the University of Tennessee, he was one of the best college receivers and his blazing speed made him one of the highest rated receivers in the draft.

The young receiver showed a great deal of promise during his rookie season, catching four touchdowns and a 19.7 yards-per-catch average and continued that progress into his sophomore campaign.

Unfortunately he battled injuries last season and began to regress. As a result, he posted a career-low 264 yards receiving last year and his average dropped by nearly eight yards to 12.

Dolphins waive veteran wide receiver Justin Hunter

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