He ain’t die though. Don’t compare it to no dyin’ or no death. We’re happy for him. He’s making half-million dollars more, man. We look at the positive. – Aqib Talib on T.J. Ward being cut
He ain’t die though. Don’t compare it to no dyin’ or no death, the cornerback said. He went onto another team. He’s still in our group chat. We still holla at him. We’re happy for him. He’s making half-million dollars more, man. We look at the positive. Glass half full.
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Talib also understands that the NFL is a business and getting cut or traded – even when you least expect it – is the way it goes. That’s how it happened to him when he was traded from the Bucs in his fifth year in the league.
Joe Namath Authentic Jersey Last offseason, the Jaguars gave Allen Hurns a five-year, $40.6 million contract. It was a big pay day for a former undrafted free agent who burst on to the scene with 1,708 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons. One year later, Hurns is at the bottom of the team’s wide receiver corps.
Days before Jacksonville opens the season against the Houston Texans, the Jaguars released a depth chart that featured Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee as the starters with rookies Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole as their backups. Then it’s Hurns and Arrelious Benn at the bottom.
So what gives?
Hurns had just 477 yards and three touchdowns during an injury-filled 2016 season and continued to struggle with drops — a problem he’s had for the majority of his NFL career.