FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 11: Taylor Price #17 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as David Jones #31 of the Jacksonville Jaguars defends on August 11, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
On Monday, the Jacksonville Jaguars claimed wide receiver Taylor Price when he was waived by the New England Patriots. Price was a third round pick out of the Ohio University and was a favorite among draftniks in that draft class. He's a fast receiver who's got decent size. In his first practice with the Jaguars however, he was thrust into quite a bit of reps, including fielding kicks.
"I was taking some reps, taking down the offense," Price told the Florida Times-Union after practice. "My head is kind of spinning a little bit. It's a little different scheme than what they ran in Boston. I'll be able to catch on pretty fast." With just four games left on the season and the team sitting at 3-8, the final games are critical "auditions" so to speak for the 2012 season. Price is under contract until the end of the 2013 season, so he could make an impression on the Jaguars and stick around. They're desperate for help at the position, so it shouldn't be difficult for Price to make an impact.