Jaguars Place Dan Arnold On IR

The Jaguars have placed tight end Dan Arnold on the injured reserve list, per a club announcement. This was the expected move after Arnold was diagnosed with a grade 2 MCL sprain on Monday. 

Technically, Arnold would be eligible to return after three weeks on IR. However, given the 4-6 timeline for his recovery, this likely spells a season-ender for the 26-year-old.

The Jaguars traded for Arnold (and a third-round pick) in late September, in exchange for former first-round choice C.J. Henderson and a fifth-round selection. Since then, the tight end has reeled in 28 catches for 304 yards in eight games. Coupled with his early Carolina line, he’s recorded 35 grabs for 408 yards in eleven contests. Even in this injury-shortened season, that’s roughly in line with his entire 2020 from Arizona.

At 2-9, the Jaguars have little reason to rush the young tight end back to the field. Thanks to his two-year, $6MM deal, he remains under contract with Jacksonville through 2022.

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