The Steelers believe in keeping their own, and did so by re-signing Justin Hunter to a one-year contract.
Hunter, who originally signed with the Steelers last offseason as an unrestricted free agent, played in seven games last season, starting one, and finished with four catches for 23 yards and a touchdown.
"This is one of the most talented group of receivers I have been on and I can't wait to see where it goes," said Hunter last season. "There is a lot of talent. A lot of competition. That is the best thing. That is what you want in the receiver group. I feel like that competition at the position makes you better. No matter what sport you play, you have someone pushing you. That is going to do nothing but help and make everyone their best."
Hunter, Tennessee's second round draft pick in 2013, played his first three seasons in the league with the Titans, before being claimed off of waivers by the Miami Dolphins prior to the start of the 2016 season. Hunter was waived after just one game with the Dolphins, and then claimed off of waivers by the Bills. He played in 12 games for the Bills in 2016, starting five. He had 10 receptions for 189 yards, but made those count with four touchdown receptions.
In his five seasons in the NFL Hunter has played in 55 regular season games, starting 19. He has 82 career receptions for 1,328 yards and 13 touchdowns.