Two Tight Ends Added To The Roster
While there isn’t a dependable blocking tight end other than maybe Seth Devalve, the addition of Eifert, who had his best seasons when Jay Gruden was the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati, makes plenty of sense.
Bringing O’Leary back is also plausible given the Jaguars need pass catchers at the position and the street free agent from a year ago was a better player in the final month of the season than many Jaguars fans might give him credit for. And the team still has James O’Shaughnessy and Josh Oliver returning from injuries.
Gruden will use the tight ends often in has game plan. It would be smart to bring in someone who already knows the system. Both players could be cheap options who pay off well for the Jaguars, who may miss out on other high-priced tight ends this offseason.
Even if the Jaguars were to keep Swaim, they could still afford the cost of two fringe players. This team must make adding to the position a priority this offseason. In this case, there is certainly a lot to be said in finding a starter in a bigger pool than a small pond.
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