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Dolphins Released Veteran Wide Receiver On Thursday

A Miami Dolphins helmet on the field in training camp.

LAKE FOREST, IL - AUGUST 12: A detail view of a Miami Dolphins helmet is seen on the field in action during a joint practice between the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins on August 12, 2021 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins bolstered their wide receivers unit on Wednesday by acquiring Tyreek Hill in a blockbuster trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. That isn't the only wide receiver move the team is making this week.

The Dolphins are reportedly releasing veteran wide receiver Allen Hurns. He failed his physical, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Miami Dolphins released a statement addressing the news just moments ago:

"The Miami Dolphins today announced that they have released guard/tackle Jesse Davis and wide receiver Allen Hurns (failed physical)," the Dolphins said in a statement.

"Hurns has played in 82 career games with 56 starts, totaling 241 career receptions for 3,380 yards (14.0 avg.) and 25 touchdowns. He joined the Dolphins on July 26, 2019 and played in 14 games with seven starts for Miami that season before opting out of the 2020 campaign and missing the 2021 season due to injury. Hurns originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with Jacksonville on May 13, 2014. He's a Miami native and attended Carol City High School and the University of Miami."

It's been a turbulent few years for Allen Hurns. He opted out of the 2020 season for reasons related to the pandemic. Hurns then suffered a wrist injury that required surgery before the 2021 season.

Getting healthy will clearly be the No. 1 priority for the veteran wide receiver this year.