Hunt signed a two-year contract with the Colts on Monday, NFL Network reports. Hunt has been a disappointment in the league since the Bengals selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft, but the native Estonian emerged as a serviceable run defender this past season, albeit in a limited role. Now in Indy, he merely projects to serve as depth along the defensive line.
Hunt (back) was not listed on the Bengals' Week 1 injury report. Hunt dealt with some back issues early on in his time with Cincinnati but he was able to play through it last year and hasn't been held back this season. Look for him to play unhampered in the team's season opener against the Jets on Sunday.
Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt has passed his preseason physical and has been cleared to return to practice, the team announced. Hunt was placed on the PUP list to begin the season with an ankle injury he dealt with last season. "It was a lot better progress from what I thought and what they thought as far as how far along I was," Hunt said. "The conditioning tests [last Thursday], I was fully capable of doing that. There were no setbacks." The third-year player has 10 total tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 22 career games.
The Bengals announced a variety of roster moves Tuesday. The team placed the following players on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list: linebacker Vontaze Burfict, defensive end Margus Hunt and linebacker Sean Porter. Offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, while wide receiver James Wright was waived under the Injured category.
Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham, who was probable with a toe injury, is active for Monday's game against the Broncos after sitting out last week. Also suiting up for Cincy are defensive end Carlos Dunlap (calf), defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (Achilles), offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (illness), cornerback Terence Newman (ankle), guard Mike Pollak (knee) and wideout Brandon Tate (illness).