Bengals add tight end Hayden Hurst

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After losing tight end C.J. Uzomah, the Bengals have added a tight end in Hayden Hurst.

Hurst agreed to terms with the Bengals on a one-year contract, his agents announced.

The Ravens liked Hurst so much coming out of South Carolina in 2018 that they drafted him with the 25th overall pick that year — passing on Lamar Jackson, whom they would later draft 32nd overall. But Hurst didn’t become quite the player the Ravens thought he would, and they traded him to Atlanta in 2020.

In Atlanta Hurst proved to be a reliable pass-catcher, though not much of a big-play threat. The Bengals will hope he can develop a good rapport with Joe Burrow and perhaps show off more of the talent that once made him a first-round pick.

9 responses to “Bengals add tight end Hayden Hurst

  1. I was hoping if Tom Brady had stayed retired…the Bengals could’ve lured Rob Gronkowski to Cincinnati. Joe Burrow to Gronk would’ve been a sight to see. Hayden Hurst doesn’t exactly fill you with confidence and optimism in the TE position.

  2. Younger guy that has some catch skills. He may not be elite, but he is a better catcher than Sample.

  3. At this point I’m good with signing Hurst for less than Uzomah will make. But let’s face it, Hurst as a 1st rounder was a reach. Sample as a 2d rounder – also a reach, and to boot, one who doesn’t catch. 2 reaches at 1 position is plenty – please don’t draft any more. They’d be better off in this year’s draft picking up another WR – way more depth of talent there anyway.

  4. As good as Uzomah, healthier than Uzomah, cheaper then Uzomah. I’ll take it.

  5. Seems like a solid player. With all the depth at reciever this guy could have a career year.

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