Hurst had four catches on five targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs.
Signed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal this offseason, Hurst enjoyed a nice bounce-back campaign in Cincinnati despite missing three games due to a calf injury. After generating a 52-414-2 receiving line on 68 targets over his 13 appearances during the regular season, Hurst likely won't be keen on settling for a one-year deal as he heads back into free agency this spring. Even if the 29-year-old tight end does end up signing another one-year contract, he should at least be in store for a slight bump in pay whether he returns to Cincinnati or heads elsewhere.
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Lands with Panthers
The Panthers have agreed to a one-year deal with Chark, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Sticks with Panthers
Pineiro re-signed with Panthers on a two-year contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Viewed as three-down back
Speaking Monday, Panthers coach Frank Reich said he views Sanders as a three-down back, according to Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer.
Signing with Carolina
Thielen agreed to a three-year, $25 million contract with the Panthers on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Facing tougher snap competition
Hubbard has new competition in the Carolina backfield with Miles Sanders replacing D'Onta Foreman, WCNC's Nathaniel Puente reports.
Taking talents to Carolina
The Panthers and Sanders agreed to terms on a contract Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Finds home in Carolina
Hurst agreed Wednesday with the Panthers on a three-year contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Expected to sign with Panthers
The Panthers have agreed to terms with Dalton on a two-year, $10 million contract, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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Staying with team
Thompson agreed Saturday to re-work the remainder of his two-year contract with the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Moving on from Minnesota
The Vikings are releasing Thielen on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.