The Jaguars have released wide receiver Jaelen Strong. It’s an unfortunate development for the 24-year-old as he recovers from a torn ACL.
Strong spent his first two seasons in the NFL with the Texans, who selected him in the third round of the 2015 draft. He was cut by Houston in September and landed with the Jaguars as a depth signing. He was activated for the first time in December in the wake of injuries to starters Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns and responded by catching a touchdown pass in the first half. Unfortunately, he went down with a season-ending ACL tear in his left knee in the game.
Strong is still rehabbing from surgery, but he figures to be a popular target for teams once he’s able to get back on the practice field.
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