Today the Patriots announced that they were waiving second year wide receiver Taylor Price despite using a 3rd round pick on him just a year prior. As a rookie he struggled to adjust to the speed of the NFL and was inactive for the team's first 15 games, before being activated for the final game of the season in which he caught three passes for 41 yards.
He had a very productive game against the Jaguars in week one of the preseason this year, catching five passes for 105 yards, including a touchdown pass in the back of the endzone that was a great display of Price's athleticism. But a nagging hamstring injury never allowed Price to find cohesion with Tom Brady and he was eventually passed up on the depth chart by none other than Tiquan Underwood.
Ultimately though, it was Price's strong athleticism that got him drafted where he did and will likely lead to him being claimed by another team hoping to make the most of his talents. The Jaguars could certainly be that team. After losing Brian Robiskie to injured reserve a day after waiving Jason Hill, the already very bad Jaguars receiving corps is now depleted in numbers. Price was a player that the Jaguars displayed interest in during the pre-draft process in 2010, even bringing him to Jacksonville for a workout.
As of today the Jaguars are sixth in the waiver claim order right now, so if the Jaguars were to place a claim they would have to hope that the Colts, Rams, Vikings, Panthers and Dolphins don't put in a claim themselves.