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Free agent WR Allen Hurns says Raiders among teams showing interest in signing him

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Tuesday the Jaguars released former 1000-yard wide receiver Allen Hurns. He immediately became a prime target for teams looking for wide receiver help. That’s a lot of teams and among them include the Raiders.

Hurns appeared on the Charlotte radio station WFNZ The Fan and laid out the teams that have shown interest in him since his release earlier today.

“Right now, the teams that reached out, it’s probably like 10 teams: the Bears, Bills, Saints, Texans, Jets, Raiders, Panthers, there’s a couple of other teams,” Hurns said.

“I should be hearing more soon and start taking visits and things like that.”

“We got to get the offers first. We haven’t gotten that yet. Once we get the offers, we finalize things as far as quarterback situation and the offense and things like that. As far as opportunities that I’m gonna have.”

He added that his priorities also include playing with a good quarterback and in a good scheme.

As to why he was released by the Jaguars, it was a cap situation. Hurns was set to make $7 million this season and hadn’t surpassed 500 yards the past two seasons, both shortened to no more than 11 games due to injury.

“They asked me to take a pay cut and I told them that I wouldn’t, Hurns said. “I asked them to release me then so I could get a head start on free agency and they said they weren’t trying to release me, but they called today saying ‘we got cap issues’ and they wanted to release me.”

One would expect he will be looking for something similar to the $7 million he was set to receive in Jacksonville with whichever team he chooses. Though he may have to sign a one-year deal heavy on incentives if he is to reach it.