Jaguars: Winners and losers from the CB CJ Henderson trade

Cornerback CJ Henderson "#21 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)
Cornerback CJ Henderson "#21 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Arizona Cardinals MLB Jordan Hicks (58) and Jacksonville Jaguars TE Jacob Hollister (86) (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

These Jacksonville Jaguars were affected by the CJ Henderson trade.

1. Jacob Hollister, tight end

Heading into the regular season, the Jaguars signed Jacob Hollister after being released by the Buffalo Bills. At the time, it looked like this signing would have an immediate impact. But the Wyoming product was inactive in the first two games of the season and finally made his debut with the Black and Teal in Week 3. Let’s say things didn’t go the way the organization probably expected.

Hollister dropped a pass that turned into a costly interception. He played 68 percent of the team’s offensive snaps against the Cardinals but that amount might drop considerably in Week 4 with Dan Arnold now on the roster.

2. Tim Walton, secondary coach

Earlier this year, the Jaguars’ cornerback room looked like a strength. After all, the team’s brass had brought back Tre Herndon and Sidney Jones. They also signed Shaquille Griffin and drafted Tyson Campbell. That’s no longer the case after trading both Jones and CJ Henderson.

The Jags now lack depth at the position, and secondary Tim Walton is running out of good players to coach. It’s his job to make chicken salad with what he has but the front office isn’t giving him much help. On the bright side, if the current group shines, it will reflect well on Walton.

Griffin had an outstanding performance against the Cardinals, limiting All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to three catches for 26 yards on six targets, Walton’s coaching must’ve played a role.

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