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Penn State assistant Tyler Bowen to join Jaguars as tight ends coach

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly hired former Penn State co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Tyler Bowen to be the new tight ends coach under Urban Meyer, according to Sean Fitz.

The Jaguars have lacked a true threat at the tight end position since the departure of Marcedes Lewis. Running through failed projects such as Julius Thomas and most recently Tyler Eifert, the Jaguars need a true threat at the Y-spot, which can truly be a quarterback’s best friend.

Behind Eifert this year, the Jaguars had Josh Oliver, who underwent surgery on a broken bone in his foot and missed the entire season, James O’Shaugnessy, and Eric Saubert.

Penn State has had multiple tight ends drafted under Bowen, with many having success in the NFL, the most recent being Mike Gesicki with the Miami Dolphins. Current NFL Draft hopeful Pat Freirmuth is another one of the star tight ends Bowen has helped develop in Happy Valley during his time with the Nittany Lions.

Urban Meyer is filling out his staff quickly, and will hopefully have a full staff by the end of the week.