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Official: Engram agrees to terms

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JACKSONVILLE – The early offseason objective for the Jaguars was clear:

Get better around a young quarterback.

Evan Engram helped the team move toward that objective, with the fifth-year tight end and former first-round draft selection agreeing to terms to sign with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. The team announced the agreement Wednesday at 4 p.m., the beginning of the 2022 NFL League Year.

Engram, the No. 23 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, has started 51 games in five NFL seasons with 262 receptions for 2,828 yards and 16 touchdowns. He caught 46 passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns this past season.

Engram, 27, played collegiately at the University of Mississippi.

The Jaguars currently have five tight ends on the roster: Dan Arnold, Engram, Chris Manhertz, Luke Farrell and Khahale Warring. Former Jaguars tight ends James O'Shaughnessy and Jacob Hollister became unrestricted free agents Wednesday.

Arnold, acquired in a September trade with the Carolina Panthers, caught 28 passes for 324 yards for the Jaguars this past season before finishing the season on injured reserve with a knee injury. Manhertz, who signed with the Jaguars last offseason, was a solid run-blocker and O'Shaughnessy caught 24 passes in seven games for 244 yards.

Jaguars tight ends caught 74 passes for 770 yards and a touchdown in 2021.

The Jaguars also on Wednesday announced they have agreed to terms with six other unrestricted free agents: Wide receiver Christian Kirk, wide receiver Zay Jones, offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, linebacker Foye Oluokun, defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi and cornerback Darious Williams.

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