There’s no doubt that the next 24 hours or so are going to be mayhem for who’s available on the waiver wire and which teams might want to grab what players?
And for the Jaguars, one area where they are lacking is: experience at wide receiver. They elected to allow both Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns to walk in free agency. They chose to re-up Marquis Lee with a lucrative deal, but as you probably know by now he’s lost for the year with a knee injury.
They signed Donte Moncrief (above) in free agency from the Colts and drafted D.J. Chark from LSU in the second round. This is added to Keelan Cole, who came on strong at the end of last season and now, second year speedy slot receiver Dede Westbrook. They also have Jaydon Mickens and former FSU standout, Rashad Greene.
Still, while it’s good to have youth and fresh legs, the Jaguars may want to think about a veteran. Consider that of their receivers, Moncrief has the most tenure at just four seasons. Chark, Westbrook and Cole have three combined years going into this year. That has to be concerning.
Yes, as we’ve written, Dez Bryant is available and would be costly. And it’s still not clear whether Jacksonville even really has interest in the 29 year old former Cowboys Pro Bowler.. This is especially when they didn’t do anything this week with Bryant after Lee’s diagnosis and being placed on IR.
Still, don’t be surprised if Jacksonville gets down to the 53-man maximum and elects to find a veteran somewhere that is suddenly available and bring them in.
The team that the Jaguars played Thursday night, the Buccaneers, could let go of a veteran or two that might help. And there could also be a surprise name on the receiving wire, too.
There is no substitute for experience and quarterback Blake Bortles need some in his receiving corps.
Now everyone watches and waits to see what is out there.
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