3 Jacksonville Jaguars players we'd save a plate for this Thanksgiving

• The Jaguars have a talented group of players. Here are 3 of those players we'd like to have Thanksgiving with

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard (42) on the sidelines during first half action.
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard (42) on the sidelines during first half action. / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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Thanksgiving gives everyone the chance to reflect on everything they should be grateful for. The Jacksonville Jaguars, in particular, have a handful of reasons to be thankful for. But Thanksgiving is also a time to enjoy food, spend time with relatives, and eat all kinds of food, some of them good, and some of questionable quality.

Leaving food aside, the Jags have a talented core of players, all of whom have had a role in their 7-3 record this season. Some have had a bigger impact than others, but regardless of their contributions on the field, we'd save a spot at our Thanksgiving table for these three.

No. 3 Jaguars player we'd save a plate for this Thanksgiving: Tyler Shatley, OL

Tyler Shatley is the longest-tenured player on the Jaguars' roster. An undrafted free agent in 2014, he made the team as a rookie and has spent the last 10 years in Jacksonville. Since Week 8 of the 2015 season, he hasn't missed a single game. Granted, he's only made 49 starts (34 of them the last four years) but he's got the kind of longevity and durability all NFL players would love to have.

Moreover, lasting as long with the Jaguars as Shatley has is a feat worth recognition. They've had so much turn turnover throughout the years but he's managed to stay put. Since joining Jacksonville, he's outlasted three head coaches and general manager Dave Caldwell.

Given all the time he's spent in Jacksonville, Shatley must have some pretty good anecdotes to share, some about the good things he's experienced and others about the team's past dysfunction. Either way, he should have a full day's worth of stories to tell.