Pittsburgh Steelers sign WR Justin Hunter to one-year deal

By The Sports Xchange  |  March 16, 2017 at 12:27 AM
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The Pittsburgh Steelers added depth to their receiving corps by agreeing to a one-year contract with wide receiver Justin Hunter, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Hunter, who visited the Steelers on Monday, saw four of his 10 catches go for touchdowns and had 189 receiving yards in 12 games with the Buffalo Bills last season.

The 25-year-old Hunter has 78 career receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns since being selected by the Tennessee Titans with a second-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Hunter, who is listed at 6-foot-4, is expected to give Pittsburgh some size in the red zone behind star wideout Antonio Brown. Martavis Bryant, who missed last season while serving a suspension, likely will battle Hunter, Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers and possibly Darrius Heyward-Bey for catches in 2017.

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