Allen Hurns headed to Larry Fitzgerald's camp
Jun/22/15 07:44 AM Filed in: Allen Hurns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Quarterback Blake Bortles isn't the only Jacksonville Jaguars player putting in some extra work over the next six weeks. A couple of his top targets are too.
Second-year receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are heading to the University of Minnesota to participate in Larry Fitzgerald's annual offseason camp. The two will work with other NFL receivers and quarterbacks on such things as route running, receiver-specific drills, and agility, speed and strength workouts. It's led by Fitzgerald, the Arizona Cardinals' All-Pro receiver.
It will be the first trip to the camp for Robinson and Hurns. Robinson wanted to attend last year, but missed most of OTAs with a hamstring injury and the Jaguars felt it was better he not attend. Former Jaguars players Cecil Shorts and Mike Brown attended in 2014.
Robinson said he's excited to work with Fitzgerald, who has 909 career receptions in 11 seasons with the Cardinals.
"I think that's the main thing, to go out there with an elite group like that just challenging each other and learning a lot from some vets," said Robinson, who caught 48 passes for 548 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie before missing the final six games with a stress fracture in his foot. "That's a pretty elite group of receivers going out there so when you're going out there with the best, take something out of it and learn from the vets and try to improve yourself."
Hurns said he's looking forward to learning how Fitzgerald and some of the league's other receivers take care of their bodies during both the season and the offseason.
"It's always nice to see what others are doing so you can pick things up," said Hurns, who led the Jaguars in receiving yards (677) and receiving touchdowns (six) last season.