Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad full of enticing players, 4 takeaways

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Tight end Ben Ellefson #86 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Imagn Images photo pool) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars also need to add another tight end.

After releasing Ben Ellefson and Tyler Davis, the Jaguars only have three tight ends: Chris Manhertz, James O’Shaughnessy, and rookie Luke Farrell. Head coach Urban Meyer said in a sitdown after the final roster cutdown that the team likes their current group but acknowledged that they need to get someone else at some point.

Meyer said the Jags wanted to bring back Ellefson but that’s no longer an option after being claimed by the Minnesota Vikings. O’Shaughnessy has gotten positive reviews from the coaching staff, and he is a serviceable starter. Farrell could develop into a steady contributor down the road but he’s a project at this point of his career. This would be a good opportunity for Jacksonville to upgrade their tight end room.

If they want to sign a free agent, Jacob Hollister is an option. The Wyoming product had a productive 2020 campaign with the Buffalo Bills, hauling in 25 receptions for 209 and three touchdowns. Nevertheless, the Bills feel comfortable with Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney moving forward.

Another alternative is Dallas Goedert. Before the Vikings traded for New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon, they were interested in him. The Jaguars should perform due diligence and give Philly a call. The 2018 second-round pick was recently named a top 5 tight end by Pro Football Focus. The Jaguars have the cap space and draft capital to pull a trade if they want to. Heading into the 2021 season, the Jaguars have options at tight end.