Ravens make Hurst trade official
The Baltimore Ravens have traded tight end Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2020 second and fifth round pick.
The Ravens orginially drafted Hurst in the first round of the 2018 draft. Hurst has delt with injuries but showed a lot of potential to be a star tight end.
Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrew’s has a clear lock on the position so Hurst became expendable.
The Ravens are loading up on draft picks in 2020.
Here is the Ravens press release.
RAVENS ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Baltimore Ravens traded TE Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round draft choice to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for second- and fifth-round selections in the 2020 draft, executive vice president and general manager Eric DeCosta announced Wednesday.
“Hayden is a talented, emerging player in this league and a high-character individual for whom we have a lot of respect,” DeCosta stated. “We are grateful for the contributions he made to our team and for the role he played in our success the past two seasons. We feel this is a mutually-beneficial deal, and we wish Hayden the very best in Atlanta.”
Statement from Eric DeCosta Regarding Free Agency Announcements
“We continue to make the well-being and safety of our organization and community top priorities during this critical public health situation.
“In compliance with a recent memo sent by the NFL Management Council, we will withhold official announcement of any personnel moves until prospective players have safely executed a physical examination and signed a contract.
“Despite these circumstances, we are excited about the steps we’ve taken – and will continue to take – to improve our team during this free agency period. We look forward to announcing our moves at the appropriate time.”
Note Regarding Player Physicals:
Due to the evolving public health situation and subsequent agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association, teams may not bring free agent players to a club facility or other location to meet with team personnel. Further, club personnel, including members of the team’s medical staff, may not travel to any location to meet with or conduct medical examinations of a free agent player.
The NFL and NFLPA are developing protocols that will provide clubs with opportunities to review a free agent player’s medical records from his prior club(s) and to arrange for a free agent player to have a medical exam in the player’s home city or at another nearby location.