The Saints placed Hunter (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Hunter came down with an unknown injury in Thursday's practice, which was serious enough to impact his Week 17 availability. Instead, the Saints will trust in Tim Hightower and Travaris Cadet to head the backfield in Sunday's season finale at Atlanta.
The Saints signed Hunter on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Hunter enters a backfield that has been hammered by injuries this season. Among those on injured reserve are Mark Ingram (shoulder), Khiry Robinson (leg), and Marcus Murphy (ankle). While Hunter's last NFL carry occurred in 2013, he could spell Tim Hightower when he requires a respite over the last three games.
Running back Kendall Hunter (undisclosed) and the 49ers agreed to terms of an injury settlement Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After the preseason slate wrapped up, Hunter was suddenly placed on season-ending injured reserve. With an injury settlement in his back pocket, he has the ability to re-sign with the 49ers once he reaches the conclusion of the settlement, likely in six weeks' time.
49ers running back Kendall Hunter will not play in 2015 after being placed on injured reserve, the team announced. Hunter was dealing with a knee injury.
After missing the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL, 49ers running back Kendall Hunter appears to be over the injury, reports the team's official website. "He's coming along great," coach Jim Tomsula said. "I think we all have strong feelings for Kendall… but we definitely have a rep count on him. You've got to keep him corralled, but he's moving around really quick." While Kendall is still receiving treatment on the knee, he said it's mostly just for maintenance purposes. "Once you hurt something, you nurse it even if it isn't hurt," he said. "Just to stay healthy and be ready to go."
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