Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Wide Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi
The Jacksonville Jaguars are continuing to get younger and add some competition at key positions during free agency.
On Friday the team announced that it had come to terms on a deal with free agent wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi. Massaquoi, a former second-round selection of the Cleveland Browns, has played all four of his NFL seasons in Cleveland.
Massaquoi comes to Jacksonville with 118 career catches for 1,745 yards and seven touchdowns. He was a starter early in his career with the Browns, but ended last season on the injured reserve and fell down the depth chart with the emergence of Josh Gordon and Greg Little. At only 26-years-old, he fits the mold of what new Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell has been searching for in free agency this offseason.
The biggest knock on Massaquoi is his lack of toughness over the middle of the field, but going over the middle is not really his game. The Jaguars will likely count on him to make his impact on the outside down the field, as he has averaged 14.8 yards per catch over his NFL career.
With the addition of Massaquoi, the Jaguars now have a promising young corps of wide receivers for whoever their quarterback is in 2013. He will likely battle with Jordan Shipley for playing time behind the incumbent starters Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts III.
While the Jaguars have needs at just about every position, they might be set at the wide receiver position which is amazing considering where they were at the position last year at this time.
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