Jaguars’ Dan Arnold Out 4-6 Weeks

Dan Arnold may be done for the year. The Jaguars tight end has been diagnosed with a grade 2 MCL sprain that will sideline him for 4-6 weeks (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). 

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The Jaguars acquired Arnold in late September, shipping former first-round pick C.J. Henderson and a fifth-round choice to the Panthers in exchange for the tight end and a third-round pick. Since then, he’s been a bright spot for the Jaguars in an otherwise trying year.

Through eleven games (three with the Panthers and eight with the Jags), Arnold has 35 grabs for 408 yards. That’s roughly in line with his entire 2020 with the Cardinals — 31 grabs for 438 yards and four touchdowns. On the plus side, the Jaguars still have Arnold under contract for 2022, thanks to the reasonable two-year, $6MM deal he inked with Carolina earlier this year.

The Jaguars, sans Arnold, will head west this week to face the Rams. At 2-9, they aren’t playing for much, so it’s unlikely that Arnold will return before the year is through.

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