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Odds Detroit Lions Claim Maurice Hurst Waivers Raiders

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The Las Vegas Raiders released a pair of defenders who were drafted back in 2018. This season Jon Gruden returned for his second assignment with the organization.

The team announced Thursday that it had released the defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and the defensive end Arden Key along with quarterback Kyle Sloter.

Hurst was a 2018 fifth round election from Michigan.

He started 17 games and recorded 76 tackles, eight sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble restorations in his first three league seasons.

Hurst was an elite defensive device while he was in college, but a heart condition discovered during his health checkups forced his holdings to plummet.

The waiver priority is currently the same as the original pre-trade order draft, which placed six NFL teams outside Detroit to claim Arden or Hurst.

Detroit has to hope teams like the Jets and the Bengals don’t make a claim if the team also intends to acquire something.

The pairing of Hurst and the newly acquired Michael Brockers would be quite fascinating for a line of defense in need of a new identity.

Last season, the Detroit defense simply didn’t put the quarterback under pressure, and the opponents were able to hit significant yards on the ground and in passing.

While wanting a trusted player to return to Motown is fascinating, there can be some concerns about his or her health and ability to stop the run – which were concerns that arose with his now-ex-squad.

With all of this known, I’ve estimated the chance that Hurst will end up in Motown at 35 percent.

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