Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 2/53 - Margus Hunt, DE, 6-8, 277, SMU...He led the Mustangs in sacks last season with 8.0 and closed out his career as a record-setting kick blocker, with 17 (10 field goals and seven extra points). The first year is going to be plenty of learning, especially with a deep group at defensive end. However, he could make an immediate impact on special teams and is an insurance policy with Michael Johnson on a one-year deal and Carlos Dunlap in the last year of his contract. - The Sports Xchange
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09/26/16 - DE Margus Hunt waited three years for his first career blocked kick in the NFL. On Sunday, he blocked his second in three games when he tipped Brandon McManus' extra-point attempt just before halftime in a 29-17 loss to Denver. When the Bengals took a 17-16 lead in the second half, it seemed Hunt's block would be critical in the game. "Everybody got a really good push from the inside ... I got the push and timed it off correctly," Hunt said.
09/12/16 - DE Margus Hunt blocked 17 kicks at SMU, but he'd never done it in the NFL, until Sunday. Hunt's block of a 22-yard field goal attempt proved to be a key play in the Bengals' 23-22 win at the New York Jets. The 6-foot-8 Hunt also deflected a pass from Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. It was a big performance for Hunt, who appeared in only one game last season.
11/07/15 - DE Margus Hunt was active for the first time this season on Thursday but did not play. He played in 12 games last year including the wild-card playoff game.
11/05/15 - DE Margus Hunt was active for the first time this season on Thursday. He played in 12 games last year, including the wild-card playoff game.
08/04/15 - DE Margus Hunt passed his physical with the Bengals Tuesday (Aug. 4) and was removed from the physically unable to perform list. The 28-year-old Hunt reinjured his back while lifting weights during the offseason. He missed the first four days of camp.
On Tuesday, Hunt returned to the practice field wearing a helmet but was without shoulder pads.
07/29/15 - DE Margus Hunt (back) failed his physical Tuesday (July 28) and was placed on the Bengals' physically unable to perform list. He still counts on the 90-man roster.
12/18/14 - DE Margus Hunt (ankle) practiced for the first time since suffering the injury Nov. 16 at New Orleans.
12/11/14 - DE Margus Hunt (ankle) did not practice Wednesday but was doing work on the side rehab field. Hunt has missed the last three games.
11/26/14 - DE Margus Hunt (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
11/22/14 - DE Margus Hunt is out of Sunday's game against the Texans with an ankle injury.