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Dec 10, 2023 0 0 0 0
Dec 3, 2023 0 0 0 0
Nov 26, 2023 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2023 0 0 0 0
Nov 9, 2023 2 14 7 0 1
Player Outlook
On his third team in three years, Hurst hopes to help the Panthers as a middle-field target for rookie Bryce Young. Sadly, Hurst's receiving average has dropped in each of his five seasons and last year he saw three or fewer touchdowns for the fourth time in five years. If there's a glimmer of hope it's that the Panthers receiving corps is awfully shallow, providing Hurst with a chance to see more than the 5.2 targets per game he averaged in 2022. His Week 1 matchup at Atlanta won't be impossible, so at the very least you could draft Hurst with a late-round pick and then hope he gets your team off to a good start this fall. He shouldn't get picked until at least 20 other tight ends get taken, which means he might not get drafted at all.

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2023 18 184 10.22 1 0.00 222.4
2022 52 414 7.96 2 0.00 473.6
2021 26 221 8.50 3 0.00 332.5
3y Avg. 45 402 8.93 4 0.00 553.9
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Fantasy News

  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Clears concussion protocol

    Hurst said Monday that he cleared concussion protocol over the weekend, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Hurst's season ended in Week 10 when he suffered a concussion. He'd been dealing with post-traumatic amnesia in the wake of the brain injury, but it sounds like he's back to full health. Hurst signed a three-year, $21.75 million deal with Carolina last offseason but caught just 18 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown on 32 targets in his first season with the Panthers. Improvement from 2023 first overall pick Bryce Young, and a new coaching staff, could give Hurst some sleeper appeal next year.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Officially sent to injured reserve

    The Panthers placed Hurst (concussion) on injured reserve Friday, Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer reports. With the Panthers sitting at 1-12 and eliminated from playoff contention, Hurst's season is officially over. Signed to a three-year deal in the offseason, Hurst played in nine games this season before suffering a concussion Week 10. He's since been dealing with post-traumatic amnesia. Hurst finishes 2023 with 18 catches for 184 yards and one touchdown on 32 targets.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Expected to be placed on IR

    The Panthers are expected to place Hurst (concussion) on injured reserve, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Hurst continues to recover from a concussion sustained Nov. 9 versus the Bears that has held him out of the lineup for Carolina's last four games. A social media post by Hurst's father later revealed that the starting tight end has been diagnosed with post-traumatic amnesia. If Hurst does indeed land on IR, he will be forced to miss the remainder of the 2023 campaign, leaving Tommy Tremble (hip) and Ian Thomas (ankle) atop the depth chart.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Not practicing Thursday

    Hurst (concussion) was held out of Thursday's practice, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. In the midst of logging limited practices during Week 14 prep, Hurst was revealed to have been diagnosed with post-traumatic amnesia following the concussion that he sustained Nov. 9 at Chicago. Since then, he was ruled out for this past Sunday's game at New Orleans and now hasn't logged any on-field work this week. In the end, Friday's injury report may clear up Hurst's status ahead of Sunday's contest against the Falcons.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: No practice Wednesday

    Hurst (concussion) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice. Neither Hurst nor Ian Thomas (ankle) mixed into drills to begin Week 15 prep, while Tommy Tremble (hip) was a limited participant. Stephen Sullivan is the only healthy Panthers tight end on the active roster, but the aforementioned trio has two more chances this week to practice and put themselves in position to be available Sunday against the Falcons. Hurst himself has been diagnosed with post-traumatic amnesia following the concussion that he sustained Nov. 9 in Chicago, so he may be on the outside looking in to returning to action anytime soon.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Out for another week

    Hurst (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at New Orleans. Hurst returned to practice Wednesday and remained a limited participant throughout the week, but he sounds like he could be in danger of missing time even beyond Week 14. A recent social media post by his father revealed that Hurst was diagnosed with post-traumatic amnesia after taking a hard hit Nov. 9 against the Bears. Fellow tight ends Tommy Tremble (hip) and Stephen Sullivan (shoulder) are listed as questionable this week, but both seem likely to play after practicing fully Friday.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Another limited showing

    Hurst (concussion) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. In the wake of Hurst getting back on the practice field Wednesday, albeit with a cap on his reps and while donning a red non-contact jersey, Adam Schefter of ESPN highlighted a recent social-media post from the tight end's father, Jerry Hurst, who noted that his son was diagnosed with post traumatic amnesia by an independent neurologist due to the hit that he endured on Nov. 9 at Chicago. Hurst himself posted Thursday that he didn't "remember up to four hours after the game," but "the Panthers have been incredible walking me through this process." Considering he seems to have a few phases of the protocol for head injuries yet to clear, he may not be a great bet to play in Sunday's contest at New Orleans, which could be confirmed when Carolina posts its final Week 14 injury report Friday.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Limited in return to practice

    Hurst (concussion) was a limited practice participant Wednesday. Hurst so far has sat out three games due to a concussion, but he was spotted in a red non-contact jersey in his return to practice Wednesday. His return to the field represents a sign of progress in his quest through the five-step concussion protocol, and he'll have two more chances to practice this week and potentially get closer to gaining clearance from an independent neurologist. Fellow tight ends Tommy Tremble (hip) and Stephen Sullivan (shoulder) also were limited participants to begin Week 14 prep, leaving just Ian Thomas as the Panthers' healthy option at the position on the active roster.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Practicing without contact

    Hurst (concussion) is practicing Wednesday in a red non-contact jersey, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Hurst is progressing through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol but will likely need to take part in at least one full-contact practice Thursday or Friday to have a chance to play Sunday against the Saints. He has missed the last three games due to the concussion, and Carolina has gotten minimal production in Hurst's absence from its other tight ends (Tommy Tremble, Ian Thomas and Stephen Sullivan).
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Ruled out for Tampa matchup

    Hurst (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Hurt will miss a third straight game, and with fellow tight end Tommy Tremble (hip) listed as doubtful, it looks like Ian Thomas and Stephen Sullivan will be Carolina's top tight ends. Thomas has plenty of experience as an NFL starter but has never done much in terms of drawing targets or putting up big receiving numbers even when he gets a lot of playing time.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Still not practicing

    Hurst (concussion) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Hurst hasn't practiced since being diagnosed with a concussion following a Week 10 game against the Bears on Thursday, Nov. 9. Considering it's been three weeks since suffering the injury, there's no telling when he may receive clearance to play again. With Tommy Tremble (hip) also banged up at the moment, the Panthers' healthy tight ends on the active roster are Ian Thomas and Stephen Sullivan.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Not at practice

    Hurst (concussion) isn't practicing Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Hurst missed the past two games and apparently is in danger of missing a third when the Panthers face the Buccaneers on Sunday. Tommy Tremble has taken on more snaps and routes at tight end in Hurst's absence, but Tremble came out of Sunday's loss to Tennessee with a groin injury of his own.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Out again

    Hurst (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans. Hurst will miss a second straight game after sitting out every practice this week. Fellow Panthers tight end Tommy Tremble played a career-high 76 percent of snaps in the team's loss to Dallas last week, catching one of three targets for a four-yard TD.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: No practice Thursday

    Hurst (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Hurst hasn't practiced since emerging with a concussion following the Panthers' loss at Chicago on Nov. 9. With just one more opportunity to mix into drills this week, he seems to be on the outside looking in to return to action Sunday at Tennessee. Hurst may be a candidate to be ruled out on the Panthers' final Week 12 injury report Friday.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Not practicing

    Hurst (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Hurst was inactive for the first time this season when Carolina lost to Dallas this past Sunday. Another absence is possible for Sunday's matchup with Tennessee, potentially leaving Tommy Tremble in a larger role again as Carolina's top tight end after he played 76 percent of the offensive snaps against the Cowboys.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Ruled out for Week 11

    Hurst (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas. Hurst has been in a TE timeshare with Tommy Tremble, who caught multiple passes each of the past four games after hauling in only two balls over the first five weeks of the season. It's also possible Ian Thomas (calf) and Stephen Sullivan (shoulder) take on more snaps in Hurst's absence, though both are listed as questionable on the final injury report. Carolina tight ends have accounted for 36 catches, 334 yards and three TDs in nine games this season -- about half the production that WR Adam Thielen has provided on his own.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Remains sidelined Thursday

    Hurst (concussion) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice. Hurst has missed both of Carolina's first two Week 11 practices while in concussions protocol and thus appears to be trending toward an absence Sunday against the Cowboys. If Hurst is sidelined this weekend, Tommy Tremble would have a clearer path to the No. 1 role at tight end after the two had been working in a timeshare in recent weeks.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Placed in concussion protocol

    Hurst entered the NFL's concussion protocol during this past Thursday's 16-13 loss to the Bears, a league source tells Joe Person of The Athletic. Panthers head coach Frank Reich hasn't confirmed that Hurst was placed in the protocol, but the tight end's status could get cleared up when the team releases its first Week 11 injury report Wednesday. Hurst finished the Week 10 contest with two catches for 14 yards on four targets and has moved into a time share with Tommy Tremble, with both players logging north of 30 percent of the offensive snaps over the past four games. If Hurst can't go Sunday against the Cowboys, Tremble would likely serve as the Panthers' primary tight end, though Ian Thomas (calf) could also factor into the mix after he was designated for return from injured reserve last week.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Long gain Sunday

    Hurst caught two of four targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Colts. Hurst's performance was highlighted by a season-long catch of 48 yards. The tight end gained more yardage on that play than he did in his previous four outings combined, providing a needed jolt to his stock. Despite that improvement, Hurst still played fewer snaps than fellow tight end Tommy Tremble, who caught two passes for 12 yards.
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  • Panthers' Hayden Hurst: Churns out full practice

    Hurst (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Hurst appears to have moved past the illness that kept him from practicing Wednesday, but that won't guarantee him a role as the Panthers' top tight end Sunday against the Colts. After playing barely north of 50 percent of the Panthers' offensive snaps in both of the team's final two games before a Week 7 bye, Hurst dropped down to a season-low 31 percent snap share in this past Sunday's 15-13 win over the Texans. Tommy Tremble ended up leading the position group with a 54 percent share and caught two passes for four yards and a touchdown on three targets. Tremble's modest production still outpaced that of Hurst, who failed to corral either of his two targets en route to finishing without a reception for the first time in seven appearances on the season.
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