No summer break for Titans WR Hunter

Published Jul. 10, 2015 2:49 p.m. EDT

With training camp set to open at the end of the month, this is the last opportunity for NFL players to take an extended break before the season begins.

But while some of his teammates may be taking advantage of the chance to relax, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter knows he's not in a position to let up.

“Personally, I don’t feel like I have a chance to have a break now because I have a lot riding on the season and everything,’’ Hunter said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “I have to get ready. I have to be prepared. I can’t take a break because I have to stay in condition so I’ll be ready to go to help this team.”

The third-year wide receiver, who is coming off a season-end spleen injury, has yet to make the impact the Titans' hoped when they selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft out of the University of Tennessee. In 26 career games, Hunter has caught 46 passes for 852 yards and seven touchdowns.  


Hunter knows the team expects him to do more and that there's more competition at receiver this season. The Titans drafted Dorial Green-Beckham in the second round this year and signed veterans Harry Douglas and Hakeem Nicks.

"I know I have to produce,’’ Hunter said. “I am confident, but humble at the same time. I have a lot to do, and a lot to prove to coaches. I know that. I just have to stay in my lane and keep working.”

(h/t The Tennessean)

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