NFL Free Agency: Laurent Robinson Waived, Jags in Market For FA Wide Receiver?


Sept. 16, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson (81) in the first half of their game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field. The Texans won 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Laurent Robinson was just waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.  The team isn’t exactly starved at wide receiver, with Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts III coming off decent breakout seasons.    Robinson suffered four concussions during 2012 and was placed on injured reserve to end his season.  He was making a recovery, passed his physical, and it seemed likely that he would be the third man in a strong receiving corps.

And then he was cut.

Now the Jaguars, who also let restricted free agent receiver Jordan Shipley hit free agency, should be in the market for a new wide receiver.  Robinson was supposed to be their number one man in 2012 but faded quickly and was pressing too much, even before he was injured.

If you’re senior writer John Oehser, you think the Jaguars are still set.  I disagree.

There should be plenty of available players who could be that third guy.  The Jags are going to be quiet in free agency, but watch some of the receivers projected as slot guys or versatile threats to start to draw some interest from general manager Dave Caldwell.

– Luke N. Sims

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