According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times Union, Jaguars 2013 fourth-round pick WR Ace Sanders could already be on the chopping block as he prepares to enter his second training camp with the team.
“It wouldn’t be a shock because 5-foot-7 players who don’t make guys miss don’t have a ton of value,” writes O’Halloran.
However, O’Halloran admits that if Sanders is able to show improvement as a punt returner, that alone could be enough for Jacksonville to keep him around for another year.
The Jaguars used two second-round picks on receivers Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, and already have Cecil Shorts on their roster, so they have clearly upgraded their receiving corps, which could relegate Sanders to a role on special teams.
Sanders, 22, still has three years remaining on his four-year, $2.641 million contract. Last year, he caught 51 passes for 484 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 kick returner in the league last season.