“It’s been awesome,” Hurst said on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn. “They both bring different things to the table. Joe has an extremely talented arm. He’s been doing it for years, Super Bowl MVP. And, of course, Lamar brings a whole different dynamic with his legs to the game. Both of those guys can throw it where they want it. They’ll put it up even when I’m not open and they trust me to go make a play. And that’s what I tell them I’m going to do: ‘If you’re ever in trouble, just put it up. I’m going to make a play for you guys.'”
Hurst is our No. 19 ranked tight end list. Rookie tight ends often need time to adjust to the NFL and don't make immediate fantasy impacts, but the position is such a big need for the Ravens that Hurst should get some chances to produce fantasy numbers. At this point, he's more of a late-round flier in deeper leagues.
Matt Cassel is the Minnesota Vikings’ starting quarterback.
The team was informed at a meeting this morning that Cassel will start, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Teddy Bridgewater will likely be the No. 2 quarterback, while Christian Ponder is third string. Barring something unforeseen, this will be the first time since 2007 that no rookie quarterbacks have started in Week 1. That was the year JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn were the first-round quarterbacks.
The move comes as no surprise as Cassel did nothing wrong to give up the job. Bridgewater is the quarterback of the future in Minnesota and probably presents more fantasy upside but right now the Vikes have a better chance to win with Cassel. However, Bridgewater could find himself under center if the Vikings struggle at any point this season. For the time being, Cassel could post QB2-type numbers given a capable coordinator (Norv Turner) and a nice set of weapons around him.
Aug 12, 2014 · 8:22 AM EDT
Dolphins quarterback Pat Devlin has been waived/injured, the team announced Tuesday. Devlin's release makes room on the roster for quarterback Brady Quinn, whose signing was reported Monday night.
Devlin, the former Delaware standout who spent the past three seasons with the Dolphins, had a hamstring injury. He could still be brought back to the Dolphins and placed on the injured reserve list. Devlin hasn't played in an NFL regular season game.
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Aug 11, 2014 · 7:53 PM EDT
Quarterback Brady Quinn, who recently took at job handling college and pro football for FOX Sports, may not be available when football season begins. According to Jeff Darlington of NFL Network, Quinn has signed with the Dolphins.