A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Hurns will sign a 1-year deal worth up to $3 million. Flores said he expected Hurns to be at practice Friday and the wide receiver isn’t guaranteed to make the 53-man roster at the end of training camp.
“If he’s not ready to compete for a position, this isn’t the place for him. Allen understands that,” Flores said. “There’s no solidified or locked in spots here. You’ve got to earn them.”
Hurns was released by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week.
He suffered a gruesome ankle injury in the Cowboys’ wild-card win against the Seattle Seahawks in January that required surgery to repair a dislocation and broken fibula. He was able to return to work in a limited fashion during the offseason program and said he was close to “90 percent” in his recovery in June.
The Cowboys saved $5 million against the salary cap by cutting Hurns, who was set to make $4 million in the final year of a two-year deal he signed with Dallas in 2018.
Hurns averaged 14.8 yards per catch last season, but did so with just 20 catches in his only year with the Cowboys.
“The decision was to bring in competition, bring in what we feel like is a good player, someone who embodies a lot of the characteristics we are [talking] about,” Flores said. “He’s tough, he’s competitive, he’s been reliable over the course of the career.”
Information from ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe and Todd Archer, and The Associated Press was used in this report.