Jags Playing Musical WR's

For the Jaguars, wide receivers are like subway cars. There's always another one coming soon. Which receiver will be next?

Their third new wide receiver signed since Sept. 20 had his first practice with the team Monday.

Claimed off waivers from Cleveland last week, Brian Robiskie said after his first practice Monday with the Jaguars, "I think I can be great given the right opportunity. I think I've got a good opportunity here so we'll see what happens."

He replaces Mike Sims-Walker, who was signed by the Jaguars on Oct. 19 after being cut by the St. Louis Rams.

Sims-Walker played in two games, caught one pass and aggravated a chronic knee injury in the last game against Houston. He was placed on the injured reserve list last week and will undergo surgery Tuesday.

Then there was Chastin West, who was signed off the Green Bay practice squad on Sept. 20. Considering how good the Green Bay passing game is, even being on their practice squad seemed to be a good credential.

But he caught one pass in four games and was inactive the last two games.

Last year, they claimed Jason Hill off waivers from San Francisco and he worked his way into the starting lineup this year, but has just 19 catches.

Robiskie is one of seven wide receivers on the team along with Hill, West, Mike Thomas, Cecil Shorts, who has yet to catch a pass in his rookie season, and Jarett Dillard, who has just six catches, and special teams ace Kassim Osgood.

Osgood indicated on Twitter after the Houston game that he wants more of a chance to play wide receiver, but coach Jack Del Rio noted he was inactive for four games with a hamstring injury.

Del Rio said, "I consider him a good football player. Special teams is obviously where he's made his name. In terms of offensive possibilities, we welcome that. For a guy who has been working his way back from injury, we're happy he's getting back to full strength. We'll take full advantage of utilizing him as a special teams guy and a receiver."

And now Robiskie will try to find a spot for himself after it never worked out for him in Cleveland.

After catching 127 passes for 1,866 receiving yards at Ohio State, he caught just 39 passes in 31 games for 441 yards for the Browns, including just three in six games this year.

He is not eager to talk about what went wrong in Cleveland.

"Whatever happened up there, it's up there. It's behind me. I'm a Jacksonville Jaguar now. I'm excited about moving forward," he said.

Of being cut, he said, "It's part of the business. When something happens, you have to deal with it and make the most of the next opportunity."

Now the Jaguars will find out if Robiskie can help their receiving corps.

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