The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran wide receiver Allen Hurns in a cost cutting measure, pushing $7 million off the salary cap. It didn’t take long for Hurns, who had a handful of immediate suitors, to land with another team. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, he’ll be signing for the Dallas Cowboys.
WR Allen Hurns just told me, “I’m going to sign with Dallas.” #Cowboys— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 23, 2018
It’s believed to be a two-year deal, but the money has yet to be reported. As mentioned, Hurns was scheduled to make about $7 million this year and was not approached by the team to take a paycut, per Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Hurns quickly found himself in the wide receiver rotation and exploded onto the scene in his first game as a pro, catching four passes for 110 yards and two long touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hurns signed a contract extension prior to the 2016 season, but injuries seemed to plague him the past two years and he just slipped out of the rotation and the team decided to move on.