Hurns brought in one of two targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional-round win over the Steelers.
Hurns was a non-factor for a second consecutive postseason game after getting shut out of the stat sheet altogether in last Sunday's wild-card victory over the Bills. The University of Miami product struggled with an ankle injury during the latter stages of the regular season, leading to a second straight subpar campaign following a 64-catch, 1,031-yard, 10-touchdown effort in 2015. Hurns has just four grabs for 50 yards between Week 17 and Sunday's divisional-round victory, and he'll lneed to step up his production considerably for the Jaguars to have a better chance of pulling a road upset in next Sunday's AFC championship showdown against the Patriots.
Hurns failed to bring in the only target he saw in Sunday's 10-3 AFC wild-card win over the Bills.
It was an utterly forgettable day for the Jaguars' passing game as a whole, and particularly for the starting wideout duo of Hurns and Marqise Lee. Neither play brought in the sole target each saw, a rarity to say the least for a starting receiver in today's pass-centric NFL. Hurns will look to significantly improve his contributions in next Sunday's AFC divisional-round road tilt against the Steelers, but he notably brought in two of just three targets for 21 yards in a Week 5 victory against Pittsburgh that was dominated by a Jacksonville secondary that picked Ben Roethlisberger off on five occasions.
Hurns (ankle) brought in three of five targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 15-10 loss to the Titans.
In what was his first game action since Nov. 12, Hurns led all Jaguars' wideouts in receiving yards despite a modest total. The Jacksonville passing game was largely kept in check by an inspired Titans defensive effort, so Hurns' unspectacular production wasn't necessarily a sign of the receiver not being 100 percent. Despite the defeat, it was encouraging for Hurns to get back into game action prior to the postseason, a development that ultimately was more important than the final score. Now seemingly back at full health, Hurns will look to play a pivotal role in next Sunday's AFC wild-card battle against the Bills.
Hurns (ankle) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Hurns, who missed the Jaguars' last six games, will thus be available to return to game action for the first time since Nov. 12. With the Jaguars locked into the No. 3 AFC playoff seed though, it remains to be seen how much work the veteran wideout might see in his first game back, but with Marqise Lee (ankle) out, he'd be part of a Week 17 wideout corps that also includes Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and Jaydon Mickens. All things considered, Hurns looks like a risky fantasy roll Sunday, given that it's difficult to project his workload.
Hurns (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Hurns was a limited participant all last week and didn't end up playing in the Jaguars' 44-33 loss to the 49ers. While Hurns seems to be nearing a return, the Jaguars have no real incentive to rush him or Marqise Lee (ankle) back into action before the playoffs. Per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone did say that Hurns looked good at practice last week, perhaps hinting at a return Week 17 against the Titans as a tune-up for the playoffs. Hurns likely would have a limited role in such a scenario, considering he hasn't played in a game since Nov. 12 and the Jaguars are locked in as the No. 3 seed in the AFC.
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