Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
1 week ago

Hurns (groin) got the start at wide receiver during Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers and finished the day with one catch for 13 yards.

EDGE Analysis

There was some concern surrounding Hurns' ability to suit up Thursday given the receiver's recent struggles with an unspecified groin injury in training camp. While nothing spectacular, Hurns' performance put to bed most questions about his health, turning attention back towards the discussion of who in this receiving corps will emerge as Dak Prescott's top target in the passing game in 2018. Hurns and Terrance Williams are the favorites at this juncture, but there's potential for third-round rookie Michael Gallup, or perhaps one of the Cowboys' tight ends, to contend for the role as well.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
4 months ago

Hurns is part of a receiving corps that no longer includes Dez Bryant, who the Cowboys released Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Released by the Jaguars on March 20 and signed to a two-year, $11 million contract just a few days later, Hurns may end up assuming the No. 1 receiver mantle in Dallas, though the team figures to take a close look at the top wideouts in the upcoming draft. Terrance Williams is recovering from foot surgery after failing to score a single touchdown last season, while Cole Beasley is a slot specialist and fellow offseason addition Deonte Thompson profiles as a low-volume deep threat. Hurns offers the most complete skill set of the bunch, boasting career marks of 8.0 yards per target and 51.3 receiving yards per game, with experience both outside and in the slot. He was held to 74 catches for 961 yards and five touchdowns over 21 games the past two seasons, but injuries were a big part of the problem both years, and Blake Bortles was simply awful in 2016. The 26-year-old wideout figures to be an important part of a Dallas offense that wants to throw downfield more often this upcoming season, likely ticketed for a starting job even if the team uses its first-round pick on another receiver.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
5 months ago1 Comment

Hurns is signing a two-year contract with the Cowboys, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Released by the Jaguars earlier in the week, Hurns didn't take long to find a new team. He caught only 74 passes for 961 yards and five touchdowns in 21 games the past two seasons, but he did at least rebound from an efficiency standpoint in 2017, hauling in 39 of 56 targets (69.7 percent) for 484 yards (8.6 YPT) and two touchdowns. The 26-year-old joins a Dallas wideout group that already includes Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and recent signing Deonte Thompson. All three incumbents are coming off down seasons, but only Beasley, a slot specialist, can be released without a dead cap charge above $7 million, per OverTheCap. Hurns mostly played outside during his productive 2014 and 2015 campaigns, but he also looked comfortable as the Jaguars' primary slot receiver last year.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
5 months ago

Hurns will visit the Cowboys on Wednesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hurns was originally slated to visit the Jets, but with a snowstorm on its way to New York on Wednesday he opted to redirect to Dallas. The 26-year-old would join Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley in the team's receiving corps if he signs with the Cowboys.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
5 months ago

Hurns will visit the Jets on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hurns was released by the Jaguars earlier Tuesday and won't waste any time in his search for a new team. The 26-year-old hauled in 39 of 56 passes for 484 yards (8.6 YPT) and two scores in 10 games last season. If he signs with the Jets, Hurns would compete with Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse and Quincy Enunwa (neck) for targets.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
5 months ago

The Jaguars are releasing Hurns, who figures to have a strong market as a free agent, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hurns' contract made him a candidate for release even before the Jaguars re-signed Marqise Lee and added Donte Moncrief to bolster a receiving corps that also includes promising second-year players Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook. Hurns came into the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent and caught 115 passes for 1,708 yards and 16 touchdowns over his first two seasons, prompting a four-year, $40.65 million extension in June of 2016. He's managed only 961 yards and five touchdowns in 21 games since signing the contract, with injuries and Lee's emergence both playing a role in the lack of production. Hurns should draw plenty of interest on the open market, as he'll celebrate his 27th birthday in November and at least was productive on a per-target basis in 10 games last season, catching 39 of 56 passes for 484 yards (8.6 YPT) and two scores.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
5 months ago

Hurns could be released this offseason, James Koh of NFL Newtork reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hurns went undrafted back in 2014 and quickly burst onto the scene with 1,708 yards and 16 touchdowns over his first two seasons, prompting the Jaguars to give him a four-year, $40.65 million extension in June of 2017. He's since been limited to 961 yards and five touchdowns in 21 appearances, producing only 7.3 yards per target while missing 15 games due to injury the past two years. Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee are both set to become unrestricted free agents, but Jacksonville nonetheless has some flexibility at wideout after getting solid rookie seasons out of Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook. Having already received all the guaranteed money in his contract, Hurns probably would need to accept a significant pay cut on his $7 million salary to stay in Jacksonville. The Jaguars can afford to take a wait-and-see approach, perhaps angling for a pay cut rather than a release if they're unable to re-sign Robinson or Lee.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
7 months ago

Hurns snagged six of seven passes for 80 yards during Sunday's 24-20 loss to New England.

EDGE Analysis

Hurns helped Jacksonville try to ice the game up 20-17 late in the fourth quarter, converting a 2nd and 9 with a 20-yard reception up the middle of the field. It was a big performance in a losing effort for Hurns, who was quiet in Jacksonville's first two playoff matchups, and it might also represent Hurns' final game in black and teal. Hurns has missed 11 games since signing a big $40.6 million contract two years back and the Jaguars can cut him in the offseason without a cap hit. With Allen Robinson expected back in 2018 and rookie Keelan Cole showing himself to be a big-play threat, the $7 million saved in getting rid of Hurns could make the difference in landing or not landing a free-agent target such as Kirk Cousins.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
7 months ago

Hurns brought in one of two targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional-round win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Hurns was a non-factor for a second consecutive postseason game after getting shut out of the stat sheet altogether in last Sunday's wild-card victory over the Bills. The University of Miami product struggled with an ankle injury during the latter stages of the regular season, leading to a second straight subpar campaign following a 64-catch 1,031-yard, 10-touchdown effort in 2015. Hurns has just four grabs for 50 yards between Week 17 and Sunday's divisional-round victory, and he'll likely need to step up his production considerably for the Jaguars to have a chance of pulling a road upset in next Sunday's AFC championship showdown against the Patriots.

Allen Hurns
WR DAL (8)
7 months ago

Hurns failed to bring in the only target he saw in Sunday's 10-3 AFC wild-card win over the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

It was an utterly forgettable day for the Jaguars' passing game as a whole, and particularly for the starting wideout duo of Hurns and Marqise Lee. Neither play brought in the sole target each saw, a rarity to say the least for a starting receiver in today's pass-centric NFL. Hurns will look to significantly improve his contributions in next Sunday's AFC divisional-round road tilt against the Steelers, but he notably brought in two of just three targets for 21 yards in a Week 5 victory against Pittsburgh that was dominated by the Jacksonville's secondary.