This is the latest indication that general manager Ozzie Newsome is living up to his word. Newsome said at the NFL combine that he would "leave no stones unturned" in revamping Baltimore's wide receiver position. He has certainly done just that, reaching out to Hurns while hosting restricted free agents Willie Snead and Cameron Meredith.
Hurns would fill the void at slot receiver for the Ravens, but Baltimore isn't the only one pursuing him. Hurns met with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, and he is scheduled to speak with the New York Jets. The Cleveland Browns are also in the mix for Hurns, according to Schefter.
At 6 feet 3, 205 pounds, Hurns doesn't look like your typical slot receiver. But he's physical and fearless going over the middle, which has led to injuries. Durability is a question mark for him.
Hurns, 26, enjoyed a breakout season in 2015, catching 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns. He never lived up to that season and has been a major disappointment after signing a four-year, $40 million extension before the 2016 season.
In each of the past two seasons, he has failed to reach 40 catches and 500 yards receiving. He has missed 11 games over that span due to a left hamstring injury (five games) and a high right ankle sprain (six games). The Jaguars released Hurns on March 20 after signing Donte Moncrief.