Jacksonville receiver Allen Hurns is listed as questionable against the Ravens on Sunday with a foot injury, but the emerging star receiver indicated on Friday that he expects to play.
"Right now, I’m feeling a lot better, so that’s a good sign,” Hurns said, according to the Jaguars Web site. “I haven’t done anything full speed yet, but right now, I’m feeling very confident I’ll be out there."
Hurns was injured against the Jets last week but has not missed a game in his two-year career.
Hurns, who went undrafted out of Miami last year, has 36 catches for 635 yards and six touchdowns. He has caught a touchdown pass in six straight games, a franchise record.
Hurns and Allen Robinson (40-707, 6 TDs) form an impressive receiver duo for the Jaguars that figures to test the Ravens maligned secondary. Both Hurns and Robinson average more than 17 yards a catch, and the Ravens have been susceptible to giving up big plays this season.
The Ravens have given up touchdown passes of 68, 80, 76 and 70 yards this season, with a combination of technique errors and miscommunication proving costly. Overall, the Ravens 29th in passing defense and 29th in yards allowed per pass play (7.89).
"We haven’t eliminated the big plays yet, and we want to stop the big plays," coach John Harbaugh said on Friday. "We don’t need the long passes. If we take those passes out of our opponents’ hands, our defense looks a lot different.”
If Hurns plays, though, the threat of a big play for Blake Bortles and the Jaguars definitely goes up.