Free Agent Options Thin for Jaguars

With the recent rash of injuries that have consumed the Jaguars wide receiving corps, as well as the biceps injury to starting center Brad Meester, the team has reportedly looked into a few free agent options that could add depth until their starters return.

A league source told Scout.com that the Jaguars inquired about the services of recently released wide receiver Terry Glenn, but it was not likely to go anywhere. Glenn represents the type of player that this Jacksonville team would normally shy away from, as he could be more injured than starters Jerry Porter and Reggie Williams. Glenn has had a productive career and is an excellent deep threat when healthy, but he missed nearly all of the 2007 season and doesn't appear to be in peak physical condition at this time.

A talented, yet troubled option for the Jaguars would be former Bengals receiver Chris Henry. Henry has legitimate number one receiver talent, but he has been arrested several times since entering the league and currently faces a four-game suspension by the league if and when some team decides to retain his services. Henry is clearly the most talented receiver currently available, but his off the field issues have made him nearly untouchable for most teams.

Henry represents the only real upgrade to the Jaguars wide receiving corps, as the other available free agents: Eddie Kennison, David Givens, Koren Robinson, Cedrick Wilson, and Eric Moulds are all possession types that likely wouldn't make much of a difference to any team.

The Jaguars addressed some offensive line depth by signing former Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, and Miami Dolphins guard Chris Liwienski yesterday. Liwienski isn't the most talented player, but he's serviceable and won't make too many mistakes. As for the severity of the Meester injury, nobody knows for sure. If it is indeed serious enough for him to miss a good portion of the regular season, the Jaguars may want to entertain the idea of signing former Saints and Browns center LeCharles Bentley. When healthy, Bentley is a mauler and one of the best centers in the league, but he hasn't been healthy since signing his big free agent deal with Cleveland. Bentley claims to be physically okay to play, but he hasn't received much free agent interest up to this point.


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