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Miami Dolphins claim receiver Justin Hunter on waivers, cut Whalen

Some of the hundreds of players cut by their teams on Saturday are being claimed by NFL teams today and the Miami Dolphins are active in that, claiming former Titans receiver Justin Hunter, according to an NFL source.

Hunter, 6-4 and 205 pounds, is a former second-round pick of the Titans in 2013. He caught 22 passes for 264 yards and 1 TD last season and has 68 catches for 1,116 yards with eight touchdowns in his career. Despite his much heralded 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, Hunter has averaged only 12 yards a catch last season. His career average is a much more meaty 16.4 yards per catch.

[Update: To make room for Hunter on the roster the Dolphins have cut Griff Whalen, per a source. Obviously the Dolphins weren't going to carry seven wide receivers.]

The Dolphins, believe it or not, are familiar with Hunter because Miami receivers coach Shawn Jefferson was the Titans receiver coach previously.

The addition of Hunter, who played collegiately at Tennessee, could signal in part the Dolphins concern that DeVante Parker may not be ready for the regular-season opener at Seattle. The Herald's Adam Beasley reported Saturday Parker could miss that game with a hamstring injury.

I've been told that decision has not been made at this point but it is clear Parker is gaining a reputation for injuries. He has dealt with multiple foot and hamstring injuries in his short time with Miami since being the first round draft pick in 2015.