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As Hayden Hurst's return nears, rookie tight end should find role in Ravens offense

As Hayden Hurst's return nears, rookie tight end should find role in Ravens offense

It has been easy at times to forget about Hayden Hurst over the Ravens’ first month of the NFL season, the tight end sidelined by a stress fracture in his foot since late last month. But then, he has been easy to overlook, too, his spotlight at least partly obscured since he joined the team.

In late April, the Ravens took the South Carolina star No. 25 overall in the first round of the draft. Not even 45 minutes later, they’d traded up for the No. 32 pick and quarterback Lamar Jackson, a former Heisman Trophy winner who equaled or exceeded Hurst’s 2017 touchdown total (three) in 10 games last season at Louisville. (The post-draft ratio of Jackson questions to Hurst questions felt...

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