Jaguars retiring center Brad Meester gets nice Jacksonville sendoff with pass catch

Eric Edholm

Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester quietly has had an excellent career. He has been a mainstay for the team for 15 years and recently announced that he was planning on retiring at season's end.

And with the Jaguars playing their final home game, the team gave him a pretty nice sendoff: Meester's first pass reception in 208 career games.

Meester reported as eligible, and quarterback Chad Henne threw him a little screen pass (!) that gained nine yards (!!) as the Everbank Stadium crowd went nuts.

The CBS broadcast panned up to Meester's family up in a luxury box, and you could tell how much it meant to them, all of whom were standing and applauding.

Now that's how you send a longtime battler off to a well-earned retirement. Nicely done, Gus Bradley and Co.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!