The Eagles third round pick from the 2007 draft has been released. Tony Hunt, the pride of Penn State, but his lack of athletic ability really makes me wonder why he was drafted so high.
I had serious doubts about Hunt as rookie in the preseason. I remember seeing him break off a 13 yard run, and thought he looked terrible doing it. Great blocking supplied a huge hole for Hunt to run through, and with the wide open field in front of him, he looked like he was running in slow motion. I knew right then that drafting Hunt was a mistake, and that he would most likely not pan out.
Hunt never really had a home at RB, but a long touchdown run this preseason and an opening at FB spared him from being cut. The Eagles tried to go into the season with Hunt at FB, but he was unable to play the position. Hunt is not a good lead blocker, and really just did not fit well in that role.
Tony was stripped of his FB duties, and they were given to Dan Klecko.
The Eagles signed linebacker Tracy White to replace Hunt’s spot on the roster. White has mainly played on special teams during his 6 year career. White has played with the Packers, Jaguars, and Seahawks.