Reports: TE Hayden Hurst to sign with Chargers

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Tight end Hayden Hurst plans to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The Carolina Panthers released the 30-year-old veteran this month, avoiding a $1.85 million roster bonus.

Hurst finished the 2023 season on injured reserve following complications after sustaining a concussion.

He caught 18 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown in nine games (eight starts) prior to the injury on Nov. 9.

Hurst reportedly was diagnosed with post-traumatic amnesia and went through a slow recovery before clearing concussion protocol in early January.

Hurst spent his first two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, who selected him No. 25 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, followed by two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and one with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has 195 catches for 1,902 yards and 15 touchdowns in 79 games (39 starts).