BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The NFL’s new league year is rapidly approaching and the Baltimore Ravens have wasted no time in making moves to improve their roster for next season. On Monday, they traded tight end Hayden Hurst and a 4th round pick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 2nd and 5th round pick in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

The 26-year-old Hurst was the team’s first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. But, he had become expendable due to the performance of fellow 2018 draftee Mark Andrews and 2015 fifth rounder Nick Boyle. In 2019, Hurst had 30 catches for 349 yards and two touchdowns.

ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 08: Hayden Hurst #81 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with a reception for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on December 8, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Baltimore defeats Buffalo 24-17. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The move comes after the team traded their own fifth round pick to Jacksonville over the weekend in order to acquire defensive end Calais Campbell. Now, the team replenishes that pick and adds a second rounder that gives them five picks in the first three rounds of April’s Draft.

The Draft, while no longer a public event due to the coronavirus outbreak, is still scheduled to be held April 23rd-25th.

Baltimore Ravens Release G James Hurst

Hours later, the Ravens released guard James Hurst.

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