Hayden Hurst doubtful to play in Week 14

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Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst‘s name escaped Chiefs safety Justin Reid‘s brain in the days leading up to the Week 13 matchup between the teams, which didn’t sit well with Hurst and became a featured part of the pregame chatter between the two sides.

There’s unlikely to be a repeat this week. For one thing, the Browns know Hurst well since they have already played him and the Bengals once this season. For another, Hurst isn’t expected to be part of the Cincinnati lineup.

Hurst hurt his calf early in Sunday’s win over the Chiefs and Bengals head coach Zac Taylor had a pessimistic update about his availability for this week.

“It’s gonna be doubtful this week,” Taylor said, via Ben Baby of ESPN.com.

Mitchell Wilcox and Devin Asiasi will be the next men up at tight end for the Bengals.

2 responses to “Hayden Hurst doubtful to play in Week 14

  1. Hurst has been great for Cincinnati this season. He’s bought in to the system 100%, he’s a fiery physical presence, a good blocker, a sure handed receiver, and the fans love him. As much as we all loved Uzomah, Hurst is an upgrade. Here’s hoping he’s not out too long, and that the Bengals find a way to resign him to a long term deal after the season.

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