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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Hunt, 29, originally signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Houston back in 2009. He wound up playing two seasons for the Eagles before they waived/injured him last August. Hunt, unfortunately, suffered an ACL injury that ...

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Hunt, 29, originally signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Houston back in 2009. He wound up playing two seasons for the Eagles before they waived/injured him last August.

Hunt, unfortunately, suffered an ACL injury that required surgery back in 2013 and wound up missing the entire season.

The Lions elected to sign him to a contract back in February before later releasing him in October.

This season, Hunt has appeared in two games and recorded seven tackles and a sack.

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New Orleans Saints signing veteran pass-rusher Phillip Hunt, according to ESPN

The New Orleans Saints are signing veteran edge rusher Phillip Hunt, according to a report from ESPN.
Hunt, 29, played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and 2012 before injuries knocked him out of football.

He made a comeback with the Detroit Lions this year before being waived last month.

Hunt, who is 6-foot-1 and 258 pounds, has typically played a pass-rushing outside linebacker/defensive end role.

The Saints are beset by injuries at linebacker. Rookie outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha attempted to play last week with a sprained ankle against the Washington Redskins but managed only nine snaps before being shut down.
If the Saints view Hunt as more of a lineman, he could be used in place of Obum Gwacham in pass-rushing or third-down roles.

New Orleans Saints signing veteran pass-rusher Phillip Hunt, according to ESPN | NOLA.com

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Old 11-23-2015, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Saints Signing OLB Phillip Hunt

Do not get to to excited lets see how this goes

At one time he was really hyped as possibly having a big role in nickel and dime packages in Philli back in 2013. then he partially tore his ACL in 2013

So interesting risk rewards signing? or just a roster filler for now.

At least it could be fun to watch the defense for this developing story line.

Ok I am looking for anything and at everything now with this defense
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It's not unusual to see the Saints sign someone late in the year. Last year I believe we signed Snead. So let's see how this plays out. I hope we aren't planning on our training staff to keep him healthy. They're really not good at keeping players on the field.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:07 PM   #4
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Re: Saints Signing OLB Phillip Hunt

Saints released Jo Lonn Dunbar to make room

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Old 11-23-2015, 05:24 PM   #5
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Re: Saints Signing OLB Phillip Hunt

A wait and see project
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:59 PM   #6
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Well I guess this way we are in the hunt.
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Is he at least a Beast?
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He won't be on the roster next year... Nothing to see here moving on ....
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Re: Saints Signing OLB Phillip Hunt

Quinton Coples is out there now... Just throwing that out there. He was never a fit as a 3-4 edge rusher and would probably be a better option than Bobby Richardson.
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