James Hurst

James Hurst

Tight End #74
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 296 lb.
College:North Carolina
Age:28
Born:December 17, 1991
Drafted:2014 / UDFA

James Hurst: Has roster exemption lifted

Hurst, who is active Monday against the Chargers, had his roster exemption lifted prior to the game, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Hurst was moved to the exempt list just a week earlier following the completion of his suspension, but he'll be available Monday night if needed.

October 12, 2020 7:41 PM EST

James Hurst: Shifts to exempt list

Hurst completed his four-game suspension and was placed on the exempt list Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 28-year-old received the four-game ban during the spring for violating the league's PED policy, but he's now eligible to join the active roster. Hurst will have a roster exemption until the Saints decide to clear space on the active roster or release him.

October 5, 2020 3:04 PM EST

James Hurst: Heads to Big Easy

Hurst (suspension) signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was released by the Ravens in mid-March but now has a new team for 2020. Hurst has to sit out the first four games of the season due to a PED suspension, and he figures to work in a reserve role once reinstated.

May 27, 2020 5:53 PM EST

James Hurst: Released by Baltimore

The Ravens have released Hurst.

Analysis: 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.

March 16, 2020 1:51 PM EST

James Hurst: Gets four-game PED suspension

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.

Analysis: 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.

February 14, 2020 12:35 PM EST

James Hurst: No longer injured

Hurst (undisclosed) avoided Wednesday's injury report, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: 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 is good to go from here on out.

December 26, 2018 1:37 PM EST

James Hurst: Leaves with undisclosed injury

Hurst left Saturday's game against the Chargers with an undisclosed injury, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It looked like Hurst left with a leg injury, but we'll need to wait for confirmation. He was replaced by Jermaine Eluemunor.

December 22, 2018 6:09 PM EST

James Hurst: Shakes off injury

Hurst (back) is active for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: 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.

December 9, 2018 9:05 AM EST

James Hurst: Officially listed as questionable

Hurst (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Hurst has missed six straight games due to a lingering back injury, but appears to have a shot at retaking the field Week 14. If Hurst ultimately remains sidelined, rookie tackle Orlando Brown will draw another start.

December 7, 2018 3:28 PM EST

James Hurst: Inactive Week 13

Hurst (back) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.

Analysis: 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.

December 2, 2018 9:11 AM EST

James Hurst: Doubtful for Week 13

Hurst (back) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Hurst has missed five straight games due to a lingering back injury, and 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.

November 30, 2018 12:43 PM EST

James Hurst: Returns to practice

Hurst (back) participated in Wednesday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: 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.

November 28, 2018 12:08 PM EST

James Hurst: Sitting Week 12

Hurst (back) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Analysis: 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.

November 23, 2018 12:35 PM EST

James Hurst: Won't play Week 11

Hurst (back) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: 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 Orlando Brown is listed as Hurst's backup on the Ravens' official depth chart.

November 16, 2018 12:57 PM EST

James Hurst: Deemed unfit to play

Hurst (back) is ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Steelers.

Analysis: Hurst will miss this third straight game. He works mainly in a reserve role, so it will only impact the Ravens' offense if injuries arise. With a bye week after this game, Hurst will have additional time to get healthy for Week 11's game versus the Bengals.

November 2, 2018 4:48 PM EST

James Hurst: Ruled out again

Hurst (back) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Analysis: Hurst will miss his second straight game due to lingering back injuries. The reserve lineman's absence will hurt Baltimore's depth, but is unlikely to have a large impact on the game. Hurst will work to get healthy for the Ravens' division matchup against Pittsburgh in Week 9.

October 26, 2018 12:57 PM EST

James Hurst: Ruled out for Sunday's tilt

Hurst (back) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Analysis: 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 depth lineman.

October 21, 2018 12:24 PM EST

James Hurst: Questionable for Sunday

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.

Analysis: 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.

October 20, 2018 1:36 PM EST

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