Chicago Bears
Name  Sam Hurd
Born  4/24/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  200
College  Northern Illinois
9/3/2010 10:04:00 AM
Description: Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun Sentinel speculates, via Twitter, that the Dolphins could be interested in Hurd.
Insight: Hurd is mainly a special teams contributor at this point, and the Cowboys may cut him anyway if they can't find a trade partner. (
9/1/2010 11:00:00 PM
Description: The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have received "some inquiries" about the availability of Hurd.
Insight: Interested teams may wait until Saturday to see if Hurd is cut before making any trade offers. (
6/1/2010 2:37:00 PM
Description: Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports, via Twitter, that Hurd (thumb) returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing thumb surgery in February.
Insight: Hurd's role with the Cowboys this season is likely to be mainly on special teams, barring significant injuries in the team's receiving corp. (
5/17/2010 4:10:00 PM
Description: The Dallas Morning News reports Hurd (thumb) underwent thumb surgery in February.
Insight: The surgery reportedly fixed torn ligaments and a chipped bone, and Hurd appears to be recovered now. He will have to be traded from Dallas to be close to fantasy relevant this season, barring significant injuries in the Dallas receiving corp. (
5/13/2010 11:11:00 AM
Description: The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports Hurd continues to stay away from the Cowboys' offseason workouts as he seeks a trade.
Insight: There is not likely to be much interest in Hurd on the trade market, so he may be stuck in Dallas as a special teamer this season. It's also possible he could be released. (
4/23/2010 11:28:00 AM
Description: ESPN reports the Cowboys will entertain trade offers for Hurd.
Insight: Dallas drafted WR Dez Bryant in Thursday's first round, so Hurd is likely expendable. But that doesn't mean another team has any interest. (
9/8/2009 2:01:00 PM
Description: According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hurd (quadriceps) returned to practice on Monday.
Insight: Hurd had missed the final two preseason games with the injury, and with Miles Austin (hamstring) in doubt for Sunday, Hurd could be the Cowboys' No. 3 wide receiver against Tampa Bay. (
Hot8/2/2009 11:44:00 PM
Description: Multiple reports have had Hurd impressing early on in Cowboys workouts. Word is that he's in the race with Patrick Crayton and Miles Austin for the No. 2 receiver role.
Insight: Austin still seems like the best bet to win this job, but Hurd should get more work this year. Things are pretty wide open in the Dallas receiving corps overall this year, with the inconsistent Roy Williams in line to be the No. 1. More receptions could be available for everyone without Terrell Owens around to appease. (
7/23/2009 10:00:00 PM
Description: ESPN reports that Hurd could push for the No. 2 receiver job this season. He'll have to beat out Patrick Crayton and Miles Austin.
Insight: Crayton could fall out of favor with the team, as there have been some hard feelings over the past few months. Even so, Hurd seems like the third horse in this race. (