Panthers plan to sign Hayden Hurst

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Free agent tight end Hayden Hurst is heading to Carolina.

Hurst and the Panthers plan to sign a contract once free agency officially begins this afternoon, according to multiple reports.

The 29-year-old Hurst was a first-round pick of the Ravens in 2018. He played two years in Baltimore before he was traded to Atlanta, where he played two more years. Last year he signed a one-year contract with the Bengals. He caught 52 passes for 414 yards and two touchdowns in Cincinnati last season.

The Panthers have the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft and we don’t yet know who they will take, but we now know that Hurst will be one of the targets for the Panthers’ rookie quarterback.

8 responses to “Panthers plan to sign Hayden Hurst

  1. I enjoyed having Hayden on the team for sure but he’s not somebody you want to break the bank for especially with the TEs in this years draft. Good luck to you Hayden.

  2. Not a game changer but he has a little moxie and decent hands. Nice security blanket for Dalton/new guy.

  3. Nice pickup! Panthers making some solid moves.
    Hoping the focus will shift now to WR and LB.
    If they can meet those 2 needs and dont crap out with the QB pick
    they may just be entertaining to watch.

  4. As said above, not a game changer, but man his fire and energy was awesome. I’ll miss seeing that on Sundays.

  5. Typical Bengals. Lose 2 starting safeties, starting TE, and a very good RB. Sign special teams aging receiver. Fight work comp. Bengals are still a dumpster fire. Now they are a dumpster fire with Joe Burrow.

  6. All I’m worried about with the Bengals is revamping the secondary.

    The beginning of their offseason is a clear indication that are working on Burrow, Higgins, and Chase.

    Running backs are a dime a dozen, and there are still good free agent TE’s left.

    Thanks for a great year Hayden, and good luck!

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