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Report: Cowboys releasing WR Hurns

nfl3The Dallas Cowboys are releasing veteran wide receiver Allen Hurns, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Hurns, 27, caught 20 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games during his first season in Dallas in 2018.

His season ended in horrific fashion, however, as he suffered a dislocated left ankle and broken fibula in the NFC wild-card game against Seattle on Jan. 5.

Hurns was due to be paid $4 million in base salary in 2019 with a salary cap hit of $6.25 million.

“The Cowboys wanted (him) back at a lower price, but he wanted to test the market. So Hurns gets his wish,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted.

Last month, Hurns estimated that he was about 90 percent recovered from the injuries.

“My main thing is to get healthy, put together a great training camp and go from there,” he said.

Hurns played his first four seasons in Jacksonville (2014-17). His best season with the Jaguars came in 2015 with 64 catches for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns, all career bests.

–Field Level Media

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