The Miami Dolphins announced Friday that they have signed free agent wide receiver Allen Hurns to a one-year deal worth up to three million dollars.
Hurns is entering his sixth year in the NFL and has previously played for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2014-17) and the Dallas Cowboys (2018). He was an undrafted free agent in 2014 to the Jaguars and played college ball at the University of Miami. Hurns is also a Miami native and attended Carol City High School.
The Cowboys cut Hurns earlier this week after he refused to take a paycut coming off a severe lower leg injury. However, doctors have cleared Hurns of the injury and he is reported to be back to full health. This comes after he played in all 16 games last season for them with seven starts. Hurns only caught 20 passes however, good enough for 295 yards, but also hauled in just two touchdowns.
With the Jaguars, Hurns had better numbers, especially in his second season. In 2015 he had 1,031 receiving yards on 64 receptions, good for 16.1 yards per catch, the highest of his career, and started 15 of 16 games. Hurns tallied 2,669 yards and 21 touchdowns in his time with Jacksonville.
Hurns will join a banged up and unpredictable receiving core in Miami. The good news for the Dolphins however? They saw Jakeem Grant enter training camp cleared from his Achilles injury early, as well as Kenny Stills being back from an undisclosed minor injury. They even saw Albert Wilson run a few routes, although he is still questionable for the season opener. Hurns will likely jump into the third spot on the depth chart, but Miami hasn’t seen a consistent No. 1 WR in years. The closest it has got has been Jarvis Landry who is now in Cleveland.