Competition at WR drives Hunter – Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers.com

The Steelers have a wealth of talent at receiver and Justin Hunter, an unrestricted free agent who signed with the team this offseason, welcomes the competition it brings.

“There is a lot of talent,” said Hunter. “A lot of competition. That is the best thing. That is what you want in the receiver group. You have the leadership of Antonio (Brown) and Darrius Heyward-Bey and guys wanting to help you out.

“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, who has played for Tennessee, Miami and Buffalo in his first four seasons in the league, is fitting right in with his new teammates and gaining valuable experience during OTAs.

“It’s tough for the first week,” said Hunter, who has been in Pittsburgh since voluntary workouts kicked off in April. “You don’t know anybody, you don’t know what to expect. As time goes on you have people on the team to help you out, show you how it’s done, and that is the best thing.

“I feel like I am adjusting real well to the team. I have a good feel for how things are run around here. I feel real comfortable walking into the building every day. I am liking how it is looking right now.”

At 6-4, 203 pounds, Hunter gives Ben Roethlisberger another big target he can throw deep to.

“We have so many weapons outside,” said Hunter. “You aren’t going to be able to double team us. You are going to have to run zone. Then you have guys who can find the hole inside like Eli (Rogers).

“This is one of the most talented group of receivers I have been on and I can’t wait to see where it goes.”