The Jaguars have been in the market for a tall, lanky receiver that could provide them with a solid red zone threat.
On Tuesday, the team did just that when it signed Tandon Doss from the Baltimore Ravens, Doss, who is also a major player on special teams, could be the tall receiving threat this team needs.
Doss led the NFL in punt return average last season and figures to be a factor for his new team.
According to Fox News, Doss is, "A fourth-round draft pick from Indiana in 2011, Doss caught 19 passes for 305 yards last season. Six of his receptions gained at least 20 yards."
Doss is not the only former Ravens player the Jaguars seem to be targeting. According to a story on bigcatcountry.com, the team has also offered a contract to backup tight end Ed Dickson.
Dickson is a 6'4" inch tight end who was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft; as a result, Dickson fits the mold of young players who are coming off their rookie deals and are now making their way to Jacksonville.
Although Dickson has spent his first few years in the NFL buried on the depth chart behind Todd Heap and most recently Dennis Pitta; Dickson still managed to have 25 receptions for 273 yards and 1 touchdown last season.
The Jaguars have a few tight ends already on the roster, starting with Marcedes Lewis who was the workhorse of the passing game while injuries continued to deplete the receiving corps. The franchsie also re-signed backup Clay Harbor - a player they signed from Philadelphia last season.
In other news, after the team signed Toby Gerhart to start it running back, the future of Maurice Jones-Drew and the team seemed virtually at an end. On Wednesday, it was reported that the 8-year running back will meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"That a player the caliber of Jones-Drew is willing to visit a team that doesn’t need a starter at his position may be a sign of how depressed the market is for running backs," an ESPN story reports."
Jones-Drew has more than 8,000 career rushing yards and is just two seasons removed from a 1,600-yard campaign. Squat and powerfully built, the player who is aptly nicknamed “Pinball” has been a workhorse in Jacksonville, which makes it curious that he would return the Steelers’ interest in him.
Jones-Drew's base salary last season was $4.95 million, according to ESPN Stats & Information.