Did the Cleveland Browns Miss Out on DE Phillip Hunt?

Do you remember linebacker Phillip Hunt? He was with the an undrafted free agent that the Cleveland Browns signed after the 2009 draft. He made it through a good portion of training camp with Cleveland before before waived to sign running back Chris Jennings. In essence though, it seemed like Marcus Benard was the undrafted free agent who won a spot ahead of Hunt.

At the end of the 2010 regular season, several teams, including the Browns, Philadephia Eagles, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots all worked out the linebacker as he received multiple contract offers. He finally signed with the Eagles on Friday, according to Adam Caplan. Why the sudden interest in Hunt, who had never played a down in the NFL?

He later signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in September of that year. He was the CFL’s top pass rusher during the 2010 season with 16 sacks.

Did Cleveland miss out on an opportunity to have a good young pass rusher? The CFL is a much different league though, so we'll see how Hunt does in the NFL or if he even makes Philadelphia's final roster next season.

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