Hurst (suspension) signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The 28-year-old was released by the Ravens in mid-March, about a month after the NFL suspended him for the first four games of the 2020 season due to a violation of the performance-enhancing substance policy. Hurst isn't expected to appeal the ban and will thus have to wait until Oct. 12 to make his Saints debut, but when available, he'll provide quality depth at both guard and tackle.
The Ravens have released Hurst.
The backup offensive lineman is set to be suspended for the first four games of the 2020 regular season, but once that's up he'll look to parlay his versatility into a new deal elsewhere.
Hurst will be suspended for the first four games of the 2020 regular season for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Entering the third season of a four-year, $17.5 million contract, Hurst already has been mentioned as a potential cap casualty, and a suspension won't help his chances to stick around. The 28-year-old has made 44 starts in six seasons with Baltimore, most recently serving as the top backup for both tackle spots. Hurst has never been especially good, but his ability to play every O-line spot besides center at a competent level does provide some value to an NFL team.
Hurst (undisclosed) avoided Wednesday's injury report, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Hurst was forced out of Saturday's tilt with an undisclosed injury, and the team hasn't released much information since. With his name absent from Wednesday's injury report, the big man seems good to go from here on out.
Hurst left Saturday's game against the Chargers with an undisclosed injury, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
It looked like Hurst left with a leg injury, but we'll need to wait for confirmation. He was replaced by Jermaine Eluemunor.
Hurst (back) is active for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Hurst missed the last six games due to a back injury. He'll immediately be put in as the starting left guard with Alex Lewis (shoulder) sitting out.
Hurst (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Hurst has missed six straight games due to a lingering back injury, but he appears to have a shot at retaking the field Week 14. If Hurst ultimately remains sidelined, rookie tackle Orlando Brown will draw another start.
Hurst (back) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.
Hurst is missing his sixth-consecutive game due to his back injury. Rookie tackle Orlando Brown has been starting in place of Hurst and will figure to do so once again in Week 13.
Hurst (back) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Hurst has missed five straight games due to a lingering back injury, and he appears on track to sit out Sunday's tilt against the Falcons. If Hurst is indeed unable to go Week 13, rookie third-round pick Orlando Brown will draw another start at right tackle.
Hurst (back) participated in Wednesday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Hurst finally returned to practice Wednesday, after having missed five consecutive games due to a back issue. The 26-year-old appears to be approaching a full recovery from his lingering injury. If he's able to suit up for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons, Hurst could draw the start at right tackle in place of rookie third-round pick Orlando Brown.
Hurst (back) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Hurst will miss his fifth straight game as he continues to battle the lingering back injury. Orlando Brown should draw another start at right tackle in his absence.
Hurst (back) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Hurst was unable to return to health during Baltimore's bye, and will miss his fourth consecutive game due to a lingering back injury. A timetable for the starting tackle's recovery remains undisclosed. Rookie third-round pick Orlando Brown is listed as Hurst's official backup on the Ravens' depth chart.
Hurst (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Steelers.
Hurst will miss his third straight game with the back injury. He works mainly in a reserve role, so his absence shouldn't prove to be a major one for the Ravens. With Baltimore on bye following the contest, Hurst will have additional time to get ready for the Week 11 matchup with the Bengals.
Hurst (back) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Hurst will miss his second straight game due to lingering back injuries. The reserve lineman's absence will hurt Baltimore's depth, but it's unlikely it will have a large impact on the game. Hurst will work to get healthy for the Ravens' division matchup against Pittsburgh in Week 9.
Hurst (back) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Hurst was unable to shake the back pain during pregame warmups, which led to his inactive status. Hurst's impact shouldn't leave the Ravens too empty-handed, as he primarily serves as a depth lineman.
Hurst was added to the injury report with a back injury and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Hurst had no issues at practice this week but was a late addition to the injury report Saturday. Left guard Alex Lewis (neck) has already been ruled out, so the Ravens can ill afford to be without Hurst as well.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed last week that Hurst will enter the team's offseason program as the starting right tackle, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Harbaugh's pronouncement comes weeks after Hurst inked a four-year, $17.5 million contract extension with the Ravens. The 26-year-old saw most of his time at left guard and played well at that spot last season, so the move to the outside is somewhat of a puzzling decision, especially in light of Hurst's previous struggles in protecting quarterback Joe Flacco's blindside while serving as a fill-in left tackle in 2015. Hurst may only be viewed as a placeholder at right tackle in the event the club re-signs Austin Howard, who started 16 games at the position in 2017, or uses its first-round selection on one of the top tackle prospects in the draft in April.
Hurst signed a four-year extension with the Ravens on Monday.
The deal is for a hefty sum of $17.5 million with $8 million in guaranteed money, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. The size of that contract suggests the Ravens view him as a starting-caliber offensive lineman going forward. After all, he has started 32 games at both guard and tackle since being signed as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina in 2014.
Hurst, a restricted free agent, signed his contract tender with the Ravens on Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The terms of Hurst's deal weren't specified. While he's currently slotted in as the Ravens' starting right tackle, things could change quickly if the team selects an offensive lineman early in this month's draft.
Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe is set as the starter this season, according to the Baltimore Sun, which is reporting that there will be no open competition at that spot despite the emergence of James Hurst.
Hurst excelled as an undrafted free agent last year while Monroe proved inconsistent after signing a hefty free-agent deal. He also dealt with injuries that forced him to miss five games.