"I liked Justin coming out last year, so I'm excited to work with him," Whisenhunt said from the NFL Owners Meeting in Orlando. "He made a catch against [the Chargers] at the end of a game [last year]. I hated it at the time but I love it now. He's an interesting young player."
Hunter is indeed interesting -- despite catching just 18 passes last year he had 354 yards (a 19.7 avg.) and four touchdowns.
Of course, the Titans passing game as a whole wasn't much of a factor in this one, with running backs Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene combining for 41 carries for 181 yards, but wide receiver Nate Washington was again the go-to guy for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, catching six passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Hunter had a claim to that role as recently as Week 14, when he caught four passes for 114 yards and a touchdown at Denver.
The Titans host the Texans in Week 17.
Mike Munchak said Wednesday that
"They broke some team rules," coach Mike Munchak said, per the website. "The consequence was that they didn't suit up today."
In their absence, Michael Preston caught two touchdown passes and Kenny Britt had three receptions.
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