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Jaguars 2019 roster outlook: Wide receiver

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Now that the Super Bowl has been decided, it means the offseason talk is going to ramp up quickly for teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars. They’ve filled out their coaching staff, which included the hiring of offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. We can now start looking at the roster and trying to figure out what the team is going to have in 2019 and what they could be adding and what positions they’ll want to be adding to.

You can read about the Jaguars salary cap situation right here for now, until the official numbers are released, that’s the best we’ll get.

Next up, we will look at the wide receiver position.

Players under contract in 2019:

Marqise Lee: Lee missed all of the 2018 season with a torn ACL in the preseason on a bad hit to the knee. I don’t know how much Lee would have helped the Jaguars anemic offense, but he’d have certainly been a better option than Donte Moncrief. It will be interesting to see where Lee is at once camp rolls around.

Dede Westbrook: Westbrook emerged through it all as a playmaker this year for the Jaguars. He did a nice job with yards after the catch on shorter passes and crossing routes, as well as shown himself to be a playmaker on special teams returning punts. I’d expect him to be a staple going forward.

Keelan Cole: Cole’s 2018 season was disappointing, to say the least. He will most certainly be back because he’s on a UDFA rookie contract and he definitely flashed his rookie season. I think Cole was a victim of being stuck in a role he’s not suited for. He’s more the downfield type of threat, the guy who will run the deep outs and deep post routes, but was stuck in a lot of short stuff because of the offenses issues and it’s why he had a lot of drops.

DJ Chark: Chark will be an interesting player to watch in training camp because he has a lot of physical tools, but injuries plagued him down the stretch when he really need to get reps in. He’s been excellent on special teams, but that’s not why you draft him in the second round.

CJ Board: Didn’t know he was on the team!

Potential cap cuts:


Potential free agent options:

Golden Tate: If he hits the open market, Tate would make some sense for the Jaguars depending on what he will command contract-wise in a poor free agent class.

John Brown: An under the radar guy who could fit in nicely with the Jaguars group.

Adam Humpries: Had a breakout season last year after having some solid years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their third receiver.

Devin Funchess: I don’t know that he will hit free agency, but he’s someone that might be worth gambling on to break out.

Tyrell Williams: A solid receiver for the Los Angeles Chargers will probably hit the market considering they’ll need to eventually pay Mike Williams and Keenan Allen.