Though two missed field goals might not be enough to get kicker Jeff Reed cut by the Steelers, two dropped touchdown passes were enough to spell doom for Jaguars receiver Nate Hughes.
Per a league source, the Jaguars have cut Hughes.
Hughes, an undrafted free agent who joined the team in 2008, climbed the ladder throughout the offseason, training camp, and the preseason and invaded the receiver rotation.
He failed to secure back-to-back throws in the end zone, at a time when a touchdown plus an extra point would have cut Arizona’s lead to seven points with roughly four-and-a-half minutes to play.
“The first one, the pass hit my arm,” Hughes said. “The second one, I don’t know, I just missed the second one.” (Actually, the second one hit his helmet, which apparently means that Hughes has been hanging out too much with teammate Troy Williamson.)
Hughes had three catches in two games, for 15 total yards. He’ll be subject to waivers, so basically he’ll be trading teal for Honolulu Blue.