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Desperate for receiver help, Jaguars pick up Jalen Strong

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A day after the Texans booted third year receiver Jalen Strong, the Jaguars Tuesday afternoon have decided to bring him in to help their undermanned receiving corp.

Houston is depleted at wide receiver too, and Strong played in last Thursday’s win over Cincinnati, but wasn’t targeted once. He had been suspended for the opening game with the Jaguars by the NFL due to a 2016 marijuana arrest.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars are desperate to find some NFL experienced help at receiver after losing Allen Robinson week one to a season ending ACL injury, coincidentally, against the Texans.

We wrote yesterday that Robinson’s absence showed up large in the Jacksonville loss to Tennessee where there was little to no deep threat for Blake Bortles throughout the game.

Allen Hurns, who caught a TD late in the game Sunday is still the main target being complemented by slot receiver/speedster Marquise Lee. Other than that, there’s not many solid options to turn to for coach Doug Marrone and company.

Strong is a former third round pick out of Arizona State, but has had only limited success in the pros. He has 28 career receptions in 19 games that he’s played with just three TDs.

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