The Jaguars made three roster moves early in the afternoon on Tuesday.
The team released tight end Geoff Swaim, according to Ian Rapoport, saving Jacksonville just over $4 million in 2020 cap space. Swaim signed with the Jaguars last offseason but failed to make an impact in 2019, as injuries quickly ended his season.
The Jaguars may have some work to do at the tight end position this offseason. James O'Shaughnessy is still with the club, and he played at a high level prior to suffering a season-ending injury of his own in 2019. And 2019 third-round pick, Josh Oliver, another victim of the injury bug, is expected to make a leap in year two. Still, the Jaguars could use a veteran presence with more starting experience at tight end.
The Jaguars also placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent Keelan Cole. While it's "possible" that a team could try to snake Cole away from the Jags, no team is going to be willing to sacrifice a second-round pick for a role player at wide receiver. The second-round tender is worth just about $3.3 million in 2020. Cole figures to be a valuable reserve wide receiver for the Jaguars next season. He caught 24 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns in 2019. The Jaguars figure to have DJ Chark, Dede Westbrook, and Chris Conley play prominent roles at wide receiver next season. Marqise Lee is still under contract, but with his high cap number and inability to stay healthy, it seems likely that he'll end up a cap casualty.
The Jaguars also placed an exclusive right tender on linebacker Austin Calitro, per Mark Long. Calitro started for the Jaguars four times in 2019 and made an impact as a run defender, notching 40 tackles.
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