The Jacksonville Jaguars just keep the free agency action going before NFL free agency officially begins. The Jaguars plan to sign veteran tight end Niles Paul, according to Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union.
League source says #Jaguars nearing deal with Redskins TE Niles Paul.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 14, 2018
Paul has been buried on the Washington depth chart the past few seasons, having a standout year in 2014 with 39 receptions for 507 yards. Paul has also dealt with some injuries the past few seasons, but he seems to be the kind of “joker/flex” type of tight end the team hoped they were getting with Julius Thomas and Mychal Rivera.
The details for a potential deal with Paul haven’t been reported just yet, but I can’t imagine they’re much considering how pressed against the cap the Jaguars would appear to be at after a flurry of free agent signings and still having a few more needs.
None of the deals the Jaguars have agreed to with players are official until they sign after 4 p.m. EST today, as that is when free agency officially starts.