The Jacksonville Jaguars have numbers at tight end, especially now that James O’Shaughnessy is coming back.
The Jacksonville Jaguars dipped into the free agent market for a tight end, signing former Dallas Cowboy Geoff Swaim. But on Thursday, they announced they have added another piece at the position by re-signing James O’Shaughnessy.
O’Shaughnessy spent the final two seasons with the Jaguars, setting career-high for catches (24) and yards (214) final yr. He had taken a free agent visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers early within the week, however circled again to Jacksonville in fairly brief order. Over 30 video games for the Jaguars, O’Shaughnessy has 38 catches for 363 yards and one landing. He spent his first two NFL seasons with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, after being a fifth-round select of Illinois State in 2015.
The phrases of O’Shaughnessy’s deal haven’t but been launched. However it may be assumed to be a one-year deal, or a two-year deal on the most.
In an interview clip launched by the group, O’Shaughnessy professed how good a match the Jaguars are for him.
Going additional, O’Shaughnessy cited some unfinished enterprise in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars now have 4 tight ends on their roster, with O’Shaughnessy becoming a member of Swaim, Ben Koyack and Pharoah McKever. However as John Oesher of Jaguars.com famous, O’Shaughnessy was a teammate of latest beginning quarterback Nick Foles in 2016 with the Chiefs. Nobody Jacksonville has proper now’s on that degree, however Foles additionally focused tight finish Zach Ertz very often when he stepped in beneath middle for the Philadelphia Eagles.
His move catching manufacturing might by no means be elite, however Professional Soccer Focus had O’Shaughnessy because the No. 2 run blocker amongst tight ends final season. He additionally led Jaguars’ tight ends in snaps (51.three %, in response to Soccer Outsiders), and barring any additional additions by way of the draft the same function can be in retailer for 2019.