JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars had a need for speed at wide receiver this offseason.
They addressed that need – and special teams, too – when Zay Jones agreed to terms to sign with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent.
The Jaguars announced the agreement Wednesday at 4 p.m., the beginning of the 2022 NFL League Year.
Jones, a second-round selection by the Buffalo Bills in the 2017 NFL Draft, played collegiately at East Carolina. He spent two seasons and five games with the Bills, then spent 10 games with the Oakland Raiders in 2019 before playing for the Raiders the past two seasons.
Jones, 26, has started 45 games in five seasons with 171 receptions for 1,884 yards and 11 touchdowns. He caught 47 passes for 546 yards and a touchdown in 2021.
The Jaguars now have eight receivers on the roster: Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, Marvin Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr., returner/receiver Jamal Agnew, Jeff Cotton Jr., Josh Hammond and Tim Jones. Former Jaguars receivers DJ Chark Jr., Laquon Treadwell and Tavon Austin became unrestricted free agents Wednesday.
The Jaguars also on Wednesday announced they have agreed to terms with six other unrestricted free agents: Wide receiver Christian Kirk, offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, linebacker Foye Oluokun and defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi, tight end Evan Engram and cornerback Darious Williams.