Jaguars place TE James O’Shaughnessy on IR
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end James O'Shaughnessy Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jaguars have placed James O’Shaughnessy on the injured reserve list, per team announcement. The move will free up a roster spot in Jacksonville while the tight end recovers for the next three to four weeks.

O’Shaughnessy was forced out early against the Broncos with an ankle sprain. Up until that point, the Jags were expecting a big day from the tight end — he had just caught six passes for 48 yards in Week 1, good for No. 2 on the team. Now, the Jaguars are down 0-2 and without one of their best offensive weapons.

The Jaguars will rely on Chris Manhertz, Jacob Hollister and fifth-round pick Luke Farrell to fill out the tight end group, perhaps with another addition between now and this weekend. One spot has already been taken by cornerback Nevin Lawson, who agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday.

The winless Jags — sans O’Shaughnessy — will battle the 2-0 Cardinals this Sunday.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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