With the offseason underway, the Jaguars have plenty of tough decisions to make. Throughout our daily "Roster Reconstruction" series, we'll take a look at those key decisions at every position. Today, we'll focus on the wide receiver position.
Editor's Note: This series only features players who were on the active roster or injured reserve last season. Future/reserve players will not be included in this series.
Outlook: The Jaguars' top receiver was only available for three plays last season. Robinson tore his ACL during the season-opener against the Houston Texans. He is two years removed from posting 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He will be a free agent on March 14.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): During an interview with Robinson this week, the wide receiver told me that the team had not engaged in contract talks with his agent since last year's training camp.
While that seems like a bad sign for a potential return, it's highly likely that talks between both sides pick up at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis next week. I think Robinson ends up receiving the transition tag, which will allow the Jaguars to match any offer he receives in free agency.
Outlook: The dependable veteran battled an ankle injury throughout the second half of this past season. When he was in the lineup, Hurns served as a consistent possession receiver. He missed six games during his fourth NFL season.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): Hurns is set to make $7 million this upcoming season. That's a lot of money for a No. 3 receiver. The Jaguars can save that entire salary by cutting Hurns this offseason. I expect Hurns to take a pay cut if given the option.
Outlook: Lee served as the de facto No. 1 receiver with Robinson out of the lineup this past season. He offered up mixed results as injuries and inconsistency impacted his play. He is set to become a free agent on March 14.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): Lee or Robinson? That's the question the Jaguars will probably be faced with this offseason. My gut says Lee ends up elsewhere.
Outlook: The undrafted wide receiver led the team in receiving yards last season. He can play all three wide receiver positions.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): While he may not lead the team in receiving yards, Cole will be a factor in the passing game during this upcoming season.
Outlook: Westbrook missed the first nine games of his rookie season following core surgery. However, once he returned, he became a big part of the Jaguars' passing offense.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): Westbrook will be a key part of the offense next season.
Outlook: Greene missed all of last season with a back injury. The fourth-year wide receiver has dealt with injuries his entire career.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): This may be Greene's last chance in Jacksonville. He should be back to compete for a job.
Outlook: Strong played in just one game for the Jaguars last season. He suffered a torn ACL during his Jacksonville debut against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): Due to the timeframe of his injury rehab, Strong is likely to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Outlook: Mickens made several big plays last season as a returner and a receiver. His two-touchdown performance against the Houston Texans was eye-opening. Still, he wasn't given many opportunities on offense following that showing.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): Mickens will be the favorite to win the punt returner job entering training camp.
Outlook: Wynn missed the entire season after being placed on injured reserve with a leg injury. He stuck around the facility and was regularly seen in the locker room during the season. He will be an exclusive rights free agent in March.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): Wynn should return for the offseason program.
Outlook: The Jaguars declined to pick up Benn's 2018 contract option this week. While he was the special teams captain last season, he was placed on injured reserve in Week 10. The team will probably look to bring in upgrades at the position this offseason.
Kaye's Take (Staying or Going?): Benn's time in Jacksonville is probably over.
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