The Saints are signing former Ravens OL James Hurst to a one-year deal, Hurst’s agent announced.
— Jack Bechta (@jackbechta) May 27, 2020
Hurst has experience playing a number of different positions along the offensive line and should compete for a depth role with the Saints.
Hurst will serve a four-game suspension to start the 2020 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Hurst, 28, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina back in 2014. He signed a one-year deal through 2016 and received a four-year, $17.5 million extension that included $8 million guaranteed back in 2017.
He was entering the third year of his contract and set to earn a base salary of $4 million in 2020 when Baltimore released him in March.
In 2019, Hurst appeared in all 16 games and started two for the Ravens as a backup.