The Jaguars will be down a tight end until training camp, as backup Brett Brackett had groin surgery on Tuesday and will spend the next few months rehabbing the injury, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Brackett, 25, has had some pretty bad luck since he was claimed by the Jaguars prior to the beginning of the 2012 season. After he was waived by the Philadelphia Eagles in final cuts after the 2012 preseason, Brackett was claimed by the Jaguars, but suffered a season-ending knee injury during the first 30 minutes of his first practice with the team.
After two seasons in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, Eagles and Jaguars, Brackett has yet to appear in a regular season game, but finished the 2012 preseason with eight receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns.
The Jaguars have an established starter at tight end with Marcedes Lewis and added competition at the position by adding Ryan Otten and Kyler Reed as undrafted free agents following the 2013 NFL Draft.