Good morning, Nation. Last year, Kendall Hunter came into training camp with a lot of optimism after having a full healthy year under his belt, following the Achilles' tear he suffered in 2012. However, he unfortunately suffered another major injury on the first day of training camp in tearing his ACL. After missing all of the 2014 season, and working through another grueling rehab, he is now ready to jump back in to compete for a role. Hunter could be a key piece to the rushing attack this year, as he has the most experienced working with Kap, and the offensive coaches.
While Hunter has spent a fair amount of time over the last few seasons unable to play, he has also had the luxury of learning from Frank Gore since 2011. Hunter has spoken numerous times about learning from Gore through mental reps, and it will be nice to finally get to see what he has learned over the past few years. This experience could end up being extremely valuable with a second year player in Hyde, and an aging veteran in Bush, expecting to compete for carries.
In the three seasons that Hunter has played, he has averaged 4.6 yards per carry. With Gore now with the Colts, this could be Hunter's chance to finally shine. If he does, that would be a great thing for a team looking for players to step up.
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