The Dallas Cowboys added another receiver in free agency Friday when Allen Hurns agreed to a two-year deal.
Hurns’ deal with the Cowboys came three days after he was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley welcomed Hurns to the team in a Twitter message Kareem Martin Color Rush Jersey , ending that with ”lets go to work!” Hurns responded, ”Let’s get it bro” on his account.
Hurns initially signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie out of Miami in 2014. He got a $40 million, four-year contract extension after the 2015 season, when he had 64 catches for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in 15 games. But he has since been hampered by injuries.
Hurns missed 11 games because of injuries during the past two seasons with the Jaguars, who last week brought back receiver Marqise Lee and added Donte Moncrief in free agency.
On Thursday, Dallas signed free agent wide receiver Deonte Thompson, who played 53 games the past six seasons for Baltimore, Buffalo and Chicago.
Another late-season surge, another first-round exit.
The Portland Trail Blazers head into the offseason with plenty of questions Authentic Evan Bouchard Jersey , with speculation that big changes could be ahead. Minutes after the Blazers were swept by the New Orleans Pelicans in the opening round, Blazers coach Terry Stotts was already addressing how Portland gets better going forward.
Stotts said he has confidence that Portland President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey will keep the team pointed in the right direction.
”It’s tough to evaluate after a playoff loss,” Stotts said. ”We had a good regular season. We did a lot of positive things in the regular season, but ultimately you’re defined by the postseason. I think it’s still a little early right now to say what direction we’re going to go and what needs to be done moving forward, but one thing is that Neil is really good.”
Portland made it to the playoffs for the fifth straight year after finishing the season 49-33 and winning the Northwest Division title for the seventh time in franchise history.
The Blazers were boosted by a 13-game winning streak that started with a victory over the Golden State Warriors just before the All-Star break, and secured the third seed in the Western Conference. The team’s streak matched the franchise record.
But New Orleans was able to contain him in the playoffs. He averaged 18.5 points during the series, after scoring 26.9 per game during the regular season.
”We had ups and downs early in the season, but we were really solid. We had a great group. We played together for the entire season. We stuck together for the entire season. You work so hard to give yourself the opportunity to play in the playoffs and it’s disappointing to lose it,” Lillard said.
The Blazers have lost 10 straight playoff games. They were understandably stunned when the Pelicans took the first two games at the Moda Center. While they fought in Game 4, it was too late. New Orleans had the momentum.
No sixth seed had ever swept a No. 3 in a best-of-seven series.
But the cracks were already there, when the Blazers lost four of their last five to end the regular season. Perhaps that late-season surge had caught up with the team.
”We had a very successful regular season http://www.broncosauthorizedshops.com/authentic-isaac-yiadom-jersey , but kind of faltered down the stretch,” CJ McCollum said. ”We lost games that we felt like that we should have won, but put ourselves in a position to have home court, but lost home court as well. Losing in the first round is never ideal and never something that you want to experience, but it is what happened and we have to learn from it.”
”It’s our job to be measured and not overreact,” Olshey said.
But like many of the players who faced reporters following exit interviews, Lillard was unsure of the solution.
”I’m not sure. I’m not the guy making decisions,” he said. ”It’s a great organization. I think everyone has done a great job. Coach Stotts has done a great job since Day 1. We’ve been in the playoffs five years straight.” .