The Titans are talent-heavy in the slot with guys like Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas, but Hunter looks like he can be an added option at the position.
"It’s positional," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "It’s not necessarily 'you’re the slot,' it’s 'sometimes your position lines up in the slot.' It’s a way of keeping tabs of who’s going where (on defense), but more importantly it makes defenses have to prepare for different looks."
Hunter caught 28 passes for 498 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games last season.
"He is fine," Whisenhunt said to the Tennessean. "He is in there rehabbing and everything is good. He is doing a nice job."
Hunter suffered the injury last in the regular season and was hospitalized for a few days before being place on season-ending injured reserve.
He finished the year with 28 catches for 498 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games.
The second-year pro finishes the year with 28 catches for 498 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games.
Hunter was taken to the hospital following Sunday's game against the Texans with a lacerated spleen.
Hunter left Week 13 against the Texans with what the team called a stomach injury after absorbing a brutal hit by Texans safety Danieal Manning. He returned to the game but the injury worsened in the second half and Hunter was taken to the hospital after coughing up blood on the sideline.
According to Pro Football Talk, the injury is not expected to require surgery, nor does it appear to be life-threatening.
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