Saints Sign LB/DE Phillip Hunt, Release Dunbar
Coming off their bye week, the New Orleans Saints made a roster move today, signing veteran Phillip Hunt according to multiple reports, and as first reported by Adam Caplan of ESPN.
Hunt has played outside linebacker and defensive end in his career, depending on the alignment of the team.
Undrafted out of Houston in 2009, Hunt signed with the Browns, but didn't make their final roster, leading him to the CFL.
He played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2009-2010. After a 16 sack season in 2010, he signed a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
After two seasons on defense and special teams, Hunt tore his ACL during the 2013 preseason, spending the entire year on the Eagles IR.
In 2014, he signed with the Colts, but didn't make the final roster cut at preseason's end, spending all of last year out of football.
This season, he signed with the Detroit Lions and made the roster as a pass-rushing specialist at defensive end, but failed to make a big enough impact to remain. Detroit waived him on October 8th.
Hunt, 29, takes the roster spot of veteran linebacker Jo-Lunn Dunbar, whom the Saints waived to make room for Hunt. Dunbar's release was first reported by The Advocate's Nick Underhill.
New Orleans (4-6) returns to action this Sunday in Houston when they battle the Texans (5-5). Kickoff is set for noon.