The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that they’ve re-signed OL Tyler Shatley. to a one-year contract.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue my career in Jacksonville,” said Shatley. “I want to thank Shad Khan and Dave Caldwell for believing in me and giving me a spot on the roster during my rookie season, and the commitment they have showed to this day. I look forward to continuing to learn from Coach Marrone, Coach Flaherty and Coach Sparano, and expect to help the offensive line take another step forward in 2017.”
“Tyler is an example of a player who has grown over the past three seasons due to his incredible work ethic,” said Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell. “He has worked tirelessly to assist the offensive line unit in any role that is asked of him. In addition to showing impressive flexibility along the line, he performed admirably when he started four games in 2016. He embodies the ‘next man up’ approach and we will continue to benefit from his selfless approach on and off the field for years to come.”
This move prevents the Jaguars from tendering Shatley a restricted offer before the start of free agency.
Shatley, 25, signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson back in 2014. He was in line to be a restricted free agent in the coming weeks.
In 2016, Shatley was active for all 16 games and played a total of 316 snaps for the Jaguars, according to Pro Football Focus.