Sports Writing, March 17 The Cincinnati Bengals, champions of the American Conference of the NFL, found a replacement for CJ Uzomah in tight end Hayden Hurst, announced Thursday as their new hire. A few days ago the Bengals lost their starting tight end, Christopher James Uzomah, signed by the New York Jets, a fundamental weapon in the attack commanded by quarterback Joe Burrow. Said loss was covered by Hayden Hurst, 28, who came to the NFL in the first round of the 2018 Draft to play with the Baltimore Ravens, a team with which he spent two seasons before moving to the Atlanta Falcons and now to the Bengals. . In other free agency moves Thursday, Packers star wide receiver Davante Adams wants out of Green Bay because he doesn’t want the franchise tag. Given the player’s refusal, the Las Vegas Raiders offered him a contract for the next five years in exchange for 141 million dollars, but the Packers have made a counter offer to the receiver, according to the official NFL website. The five-time Pro Bowler came to Green Bay eight seasons ago in the second round of the 2014 Draft. In 2021, Adams led the Packers in passing yards with 1,553, 123 receptions and 11 touchdowns to shape the best season of his career. In other relevant moves Thursday, the Raiders tied up four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Chandler Jones, 32, who left the Arizona Cardinals, for three years. The Atlanta Falcons signed cornerback Casey Hayward, who in 2021 played for the Las Vegas Raiders. In Minnesota, the Vikings reached an agreement with 29-year-old defensive lineman Michael Pierce, the former Baltimore Ravens signed a three-year contract. Linebacker Damien Wilson left the Jacksonville Jaguars to play for the Carolina Panthers for two years. Also this Thursday, quarterback Carson Wentz, who left the Indianapolis Colts last week, was introduced to the Washington Commanders. “I’m very excited to be in Washington. Every time you get to a new place you want to make it work and here we are, being a Commander opens up a new era for me, with a clear vision of where to go,” Wentz said in his presentation.
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AFC champion Bengals sign tight end Hayden Hurst