Jacksonville Jaguars Lose Another Tight End

The season has not started yet and the Jacksonville Jaguars are struggling to keep three healthy tight ends on the roster.

The Jaguars placed tight end Zach Miller on the injured reserve list this past weekend and replaced him with tight end Brett Brackett.

Unfortunately for Brackett, shortly into his first practice with the Jaguars, he suffered a serious knee injury and he too was placed on the injured reserve list on Tuesday.

Brackett was claimed off of waivers this weekend after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles.

To fill the void at tight end, the Jaguars have turned to a familiar face.

The Jaguars announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed tight end Colin Cloherty only four days after they released him during their final round of roster cuts last Friday.

After bouncing around the NFL for a few seasons, Cloherty first landed with the Jaguars last December and scored a special teams touchdown in his debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cloherty appeared in the Jaguars’ final four games last season, catching four passes for 57 yards.

He will be the Jaguars’ third tight end behind Marcedes Lewis and Zach Potter, but will likely be used more in passing situations and will be asked to contribute on special teams.

The signing of Cloherty brings the Jaguars roster up to 54, including the exemption they currently have on running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who finally reported to the team on Sunday after missing the entire preseason due to a contract holdout.

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