Poll: Should the Jags try and add WR Josh Reynolds through the waiver wire if available?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars ultimately decided not to place a claim on receiver Odell Beckham Jr., likely in part due to reports that the former Cleveland Browns receiver only wanted to play for a competitor. But the Jags may have another option to boost their receiving corps, which has struggled in the absence of DJ Chark Jr., who is out for the season.

The Tennessee Titans waived receiver Josh Reynolds after a win over his former team, the Los Angeles Rams. Reynolds, a former fourth-round pick out of Texas A&M, saw sporadic action in his first three seasons in the league. However, he had a bit of a breakout season in 2020 with the Rams, making 52 catches for 618 yards (both career highs) to go with two touchdowns.

He segued that into a one-year deal with the Titans this offseason, but he hasn’t been able to make an impact this year, due in part to injuries and the fact that the Titans have more prominent targets in A.J. Brown and Julio Jones. He requested and was granted his release after making 10 catches for 90 yards in five games this year, and he was a healthy scratch several times, including in Week 9 against Los Angeles.

Reynolds will have to clear waivers before he becomes an unrestricted free agent, and Jacksonville just happens to sit at fourth in the waiver order currently. If it wanted to add an experienced receiver to compete for reps, it could claim Reynolds, in which case it would owe him just $500,000 for the rest of the year.

With Chark out, Jacksonville has relied on pass-catching production from tight ends (namely trade acquisition Dan Arnold), running backs, and Jamal Agnew, who was signed to be a return specialist but has also seen action as the No. 3 receiver. A converted corner, Agnew has become one of Trevor Lawrence’s top targets this year.

But behind Agnew, this team has almost no depth. It called up Laquon Treadwell from the practice squad before the win over Buffalo, but adding Reynolds would give the team another consistent option behind Agnew, Marvin Jones Jr., and Laviska Shenault Jr., who is having a bit of a disappointing season.

Reynolds has 123 catches for 1,540 yards and nine touchdowns in his five years in the league. He’s a cheap option, and he could help this receiving corps tremendously. Assuming no one above them claims him first, the Jags should absolutely consider placing a claim on Reynolds as a cheap option to boost the passing game for the remainder of the season.

Now, we would like to hear the thoughts of our readers at home. Should the team take a swing at Reynolds? Let us know in the poll below.