Grading the Jordan Shipley and Brad Meester Re-Signings


Dec 23, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jordan Shipley (16) is defended by New England Patriots linebacker Tracy White (58) during the second half of the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime center Brad Meester and young receiver Jordan Shipley re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday to increase the Jags’ number of free agent signings to seven.  How do these signings grade out in the eyes of Jaguar nation?  Well, let your voices be heard!

Brad Meester

  • Meester was brought back for his 14th season with the Jaguars.  He is a wily veteran center who is lacking in power at this point in his career but could extend his playing time in the new zone blocking scheme the Jags are planning on featuring.  Meester knows all the tricks and could have a resurgence if the hole at left guard is adequately filled.  I like this signing and give it a B.  I like Meester a lot and hope he can find a way to dig deep and finish with a good 14th season with the franchise, but my hopes are slim.  What do you guys think?

Jordan Shipley

  • It’s no secret that I am happy about Jordan Shipley being brought back by the Jaguars.  He had the lowest drop rate of receivers for the Jaguars in 2012 and he was a steady target for quarterback Chad Henne in the latter half of the season.  He is sure-handed and has the potential to return to his rookie form (600 yards, three touchdowns) which would make him one of the more productive Jaguar receivers in recent years.  I grade this as a B because Shipley isn’t really quick enough to be a consistent slot receiver but he does add quality depth behind Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts III.  What do you think?

– Luke N. Sims

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