Hunt, McBride agree to one-year deals

Defensive lineman Cletidus Hunt and cornerback Tod McBride each signed one-year contracts prior to the start of the first minicamp practice Wednesday.<p>

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Hunt played in 12 games and started four at end down the stretch last season, stepping in for the injured John Thierry in four of the last five games. He is expected to play mainly defensive tackle this season with the addition of Joe Johnson.

Hunt, 26, had 35 tackles, forced one fumble and had one pass defensed last year. He was suspended for the first four games of the season last year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

McBride, a tall (6-1), and highly "physical" cornerback, played behind starters Mike McKenzie and Tyrone Williams last season. The third-year professional saw action in the team's "dime" package and on special teams in all 16 regular-season games - the first time in his NFL career that he had played in every game.

Restricted free agents, they each were tendered one-year contracts of $563,000 in February prior to the start of free agency in February.


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