The New England Patriots seemingly are looking to add wide receiver depth. And as fate would have it, a veteran wideout is hitting the open market.
Hurns suffered a gruesome ankle injury in last season's playoffs that required surgery, but NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports he's healthy entering 2019 training camp.
The Patriots, meanwhile, are expected to be without top receiver Julian Edelman for about three weeks due to a recent thumb injury. They reportedly brought four pass-catchers in for workouts Monday, suggesting they'd like to add another body in Edelman's temporary absence.
Hurns likely wouldn't come cheap; he was scheduled to make $4 million in base salary this season with a $6.25 million cap hit and reportedly turned down a discounted Cowboys offer to test the open market.
Still, the 27-year-old has a proven track record that includes a breakout 2015 season of 1,031 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns with the Jacksonville Jaguars and a career-high 69.6 percent catch rate in 2017.
If New England is willing to pay a bit more than the minimum to add a receiver ahead of the first day of training camp Thursday, Hurns may be worth looking into.
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Cowboys reportedly releasing Allen Hurns; could Patriots have interest? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston