The Jacksonville Jaguars today were awarded second-year tight end Mickey Shuler off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons. The club waived rookie tight end Marcel Jensen.
Shuler, 6-4, 247, spent the 2014 preseason with Atlanta before he was waived on August 30. He was originally a seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2010. He was waived by the Vikings on September 24, 2010 and was claimed by Miami where he played in six games with two starts as a rookie, catching two passes for 44 yards in his only career regular season action. He spent parts of the 2011 season on the Vikings practice squad and spent most of the 2012 season on the Oakland Raiders practice squad. He was with Arizona and Buffalo during the 2013 preseason before he was signed to Atlanta's practice squad on September 1 where he remained the entire season.
Shuler spent four seasons at Penn State as a blocking tight end, concluding his career with 27 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns. He had nine catches for 120 yards as a junior and followed with a career-high two scores as a senior.
A native of Enola, Pa., Shuler was a three-sport standout at East Pennsboro High School. He had 40 receptions for 564 yards and three touchdowns as a senior while also recording 100 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions and three forced fumbles as a linebacker. His father, Mickey Sr., was a standout tight end for Penn State and was selected in the third round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the New York Jets where he spent time with the Jets (1978-89) and Philadelphia Eagles (1990-91).