Josh Oliver by no means obtained a lot of an opportunity to indicate what he might do in Jacksonville. He’ll get a recent begin in Baltimore.
The Jaguars traded the oft-injured tight finish to the Ravens on Wednesday for a conditional draft decide in 2022, in response to individual acquainted with negotiations. The individual spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity as a result of neither aspect has confirmed the commerce. The individual mentioned the decide will develop into a seventh-rounder if Oliver makes Baltimore’s 53-man roster this yr.
Oliver, a 2019 third-round decide from San Jose State, was restricted to 4 video games due to accidents. Now, he will get an opportunity to play alongside or behind Ravens standout Mark Andrews.
Oliver confirmed glimpses of skill throughout offseason drills and coaching camp, however his availability was a major subject. He missed all of final season after breaking a bone in his left foot in coaching camp. He performed simply 4 video games as a rookie, ending with three receptions for 15 yards. He sat out the primary six video games that yr due to a strained hamstring and landed on injured reserve for the ultimate six due to a again harm.
New Jaguars coach City Meyer vowed to utterly revamp Jacksonville’s tight finish room, however he did not land any of the highest guys accessible in free company. Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith agreed to signal with New England, and Gerald Everett introduced Wednesday he’s becoming a member of Seattle.
Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz has been given permission to hunt a commerce, but it surely’s unclear how Jacksonville is within the three-time Professional Bowler.
Jacksonville added former Carolina run-blocking specialist Chris Manhertz (two years, $7.25 million) and re-signed James O’Shaughnessy. Additionally they have Tyler Davis, a sixth-round decide from Georgia Tech in 2020.
However buying and selling Oliver provides to the crew’s woes at tight finish lately. The Jags whiffed in free company on Tyler Eifert (2020), Geoff Swaim (2019), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (2018) and Julius Thomas (2015).
They’ve 5 of the highest 65 picks in subsequent month’s draft, and a good finish is nearly assured to be one in every of them.