Friday, February 22, 2013
The Jags at WR
By Tim Kavanagh
One of the big whiffs of the 2012 free agent market was the Jacksonville Jaguars' signing of WR Laurent Robinson to a five-year, $32.5 million deal with $13.8 million guaranteed. Robinson managed only 252 yards on 24 receptions in seven games and zero TDs, sidelined for much of the season due to concussion symptoms, some of which are still lingering. However, the Jags did get some fine work out of ascending player Cecil Shorts (who wound up as the team's most reliable producer at the position) as well as first-round pick Justin Blackmon, who got better as the season went along. So what's in store for 2012?
The good news is that Robinson does appear to be well on the way to recovery. "My understanding is he's been cleared to participate, so he's full-go right now," new Jaguars GM David Caldwell said at the scouting combine, per ESPN AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky. "It's something we're going to monitor very closely with all of our players."
And with that being the case, Caldwell seems satisfied with the targets the club has assembled for Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne or whoever it is throwing the passes in 2013. "That's a good trio of receivers right there, and they all bring a unique skill set for us which will make it difficult for defenses."
So long as the QB gets the ball there, yes.