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Justin Hunter’s last name removed from jersey after route running snafu

Justin Hunter AP

In Saturday’s exhibition opener vs. Green Bay, Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter reportedly made a passing game gaffe, failing to properly convert a route.

As a former second-round pick for whom Tennessee has high expectations, Hunter won’t have his job status imperiled by an exhibition mistake.

But the second-year pro paid a price nonetheless.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, Hunter’s last name was missing from his jersey on Monday, replaced an abbreviation — “J A G,” or “Just Another Guy,” as Hunter indicated.

Titans wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson — who has publicly praised and criticized Hunter early in his pro career — helped get the name plate changed, according to the Tennessean.

“The receivers have been talking about that for a minute, since last year, just playing around. But then coach [Ken Whisenhunt] said something about it in a meeting … and said, ‘Justin, you can be a great player, but after that play, you look like ‘Just Another Guy,’” Hunter said Monday, according to the Tennessean.

The silver lining in this story? The Titans like Hunter enough to give him a hard time. At 23, he is young enough still for the Titans to believe the best is yet to come. But he’s not quite yet there yet.

After all, they messed with his jersey.

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12 Responses to “Justin Hunter’s last name removed from jersey after route running snafu”
  1. overweightman says: Aug 12, 2014 2:18 AM

    At least he didn’t call him a “Freaking Awesome Guy.”

  2. chc4 says: Aug 12, 2014 2:27 AM

    Bust.

  3. dynastyfootballforme says: Aug 12, 2014 3:15 AM

    How is this not BULLYING??

  4. Jeff Tuttle says: Aug 12, 2014 5:26 AM

    Hopefully, it motivates him to avoid having to wear it again! He definitely has a ton of potential and made a few great catches last season.

  5. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 12, 2014 6:17 AM

    I’ve come to believe that Justin Hunter and the Panthers’ Kelvin Benjamin will be this year’s surprise breakouts at the receiver position.

  6. jdog5428 says: Aug 12, 2014 6:20 AM

    I forgot the Titans are still in the NFL…

  7. oldguardof60s says: Aug 12, 2014 6:55 AM

    The hazing police have been notified.

  8. 1952vikefan says: Aug 12, 2014 6:58 AM

    I thought they were trading him to the Jaguars

  9. hugeredskinsfan says: Aug 12, 2014 7:32 AM

    That is pretty funny. Definitely should give him the motivation to get better with a jersey like that.

  10. ctiggs says: Aug 12, 2014 7:46 AM

    Sad to say, but with these kids these days i’m sure we will hear calls about hazing coming from this.

  11. bassplucker says: Aug 12, 2014 9:02 AM

    I dunno about that. I’m generally on the side of the coaches when it comes to dealing with underperforming players, but I think there could have been a better method employed than this. I’m sure their equipment manager, for one, has better things to do.

  12. PokeSalad says: Aug 12, 2014 12:04 PM

    His next jersey will read, “C U T”

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