The injury woes for the Jacksonville Jaguars continue, as tight end Dan Arnold is expected to miss four-to-six weeks after suffering a grade 2 MCL sprain knee injury against the Atlanta Falcons, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Jaguars TE Dan Arnold suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain, sources say, knocking him out 4-6 weeks. Based on the calendar, the injury could be season-ending.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 29, 2021
On Monday, head coach Urban Meyer said the team plans to place Arnold on the injured reserve list, although, as of press time, Arnold remains on the active roster, but that will likely change very soon.
Update: The Jaguars officially placed Arnold on IR on Tuesday afternoon.
We have placed TE Dan Arnold on injured reserve.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) November 30, 2021
With Arnold now on IR, he has to miss, at the very least, each of Jacksonville’s next three games. However, with only six games remaining, and a timeline of four-to-six weeks for the tight end, it is possible that Arnold does not return before the 2021 season ends.
The Jaguars acquired Arnold via trade with the Carolina Panthers in late September. Since his arrival, Arnold has been one of the more consistent pass catchers for Jacksonville, recording 28 receptions for 324 yards (11.6 yards per catch) in eight games.
With Arnold out of the lineup, the Jaguars will rely on a group of James O’Shaughnessy, who recently returned from injured reserve himself, Chris Manhertz, Jacob Hollister and rookie Luke Farrell at the tight end position.
In other roster news, the Jaguars released veteran wide receiver John Brown from the practice squad. Brown signed with Jacksonville just three weeks ago, and he played just seven total snaps through two games.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released WR John Brown from the practice squad, the team announced today.— JaguarsPR (@JaguarsPR) November 29, 2021