Updates on Justin Hunter After Being Inactive for Violation of Team Rules

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIDecember 15, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 10:  Wide receiver Justin Hunter
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Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Justin Hunter had been making big strides toward the end of his maiden NFL season, but he has suffered a setback in Week 15.

Hunter will be inactive for Sunday's home game against the Arizona Cardinals at LP Field for a violation of team rules, according to TitanInsider.com's Terry McCormick:

#Titans Justin Hunter inactive for violation of team rules.

— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) December 15, 2013

The wideout wasn't the only Titans who ended up on the inactive list after violating team rules, as Damian Williams also found himself out for the clash against Arizona (via Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean):

Along with Hunter, WR Damian Williams is also inactive for violation of team rules #Titans.

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) December 15, 2013

The second-round pick was coming off a stellar performance of four catches, 114 yards and a touchdown in Week 14's loss to the Denver Broncos. That marked Hunter's second 100-yard effort in three games, as the 6'4", 203-pound youngster is beginning to showcase his potential.   

Considering how solid the Titans' receiver corps is with a past 1,000-yard receiver in Nate Washington and 2012 first-round pick Kendall Wright, it's impressive that Hunter has adjusted and found a way to make an impact.

Plus, having typical starting quarterback Jake Locker in and out of the lineup and being replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick has harmed the offense's continuity.

Hunter is second on Tennessee with four receiving touchdowns and is averaging 19.7 yards per catch on 18 receptions in 2013.