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Dolphins bring in veteran WR Allen Hurns

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The Dolphins continued to retool their skill-position players and added a familiar name, as a veteran wide receiver on Friday morning.

The team announced it was bringing in Allen Hurns, who played a year ago for the Cowboys, but is most known for his success in Jacksonville previously:

Hurns was making some contribution to the Cowboys with 20 catches, 295 yards and two TDs durning their playoff run before being injured with a broken ankle in the Wildcard playoff game with the Seahawks.

Hurns is best known for having previously played four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including his best one being 2015 with 64 catches, 1,031 and 10 TDs.  Hurns was part of the Jaguars playoff run of 2017, but battled a high ankle sprain. So, he played in only 10 games with just 39 catches 484 yards and two touchdowns his final year in North Florida.

Jacksonville allowed Hurns to test free agency last off-season where he signed with Dallas for two years and $12 million. He was released on injury settlement by the Cowboys.

The Dolphins wide receiver depth took a hit as the year went on with injuries to Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant. Wilson is mostly recovered from his hip injury that put him on IR in October and Grant is recovering from various leg injuries to start training camp.

The team also has veterans Speedster Kenny Stills and former first round pick DeVante Parker to count on for this season. Obviously, new offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea wants, as much experience as possible for the quarterback battle between veteran Ryan Fitzptrick and newly acquired Josh Rosen.

While Hurns agreed to a one year deal and was at Dolphin camp on Day 2 (above), he was not participating in any of the drills. He instead was seen riding a stationary bike while the workout was going on and will be slowly worked into receiving rotation in camp.