Reports: Tight end Niles Paul signing with Jaguars

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Former Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul is signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple reports.

The deal was first reported by Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Paul, a converted former wide receiver, has spent the first six years of his career with Washington. He’s appeared in 82 career games with 26 starts over that span. He’s caught 68 passes for 856 yards and two touchdown.

Signings of Julius Thomas and Mychal Rivera in past season have not adequately addressed the need at the position for Jacksonville.

The Jaguars were scheduled to have former New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins in for a visit on Thursday. Seferian-Jenkins visited the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday and was set to fly to Jacksonville Thursday night. How the signing of Paul would affect Jacksonville’s interest in Seferian-Jenkins remains unclear.

4 responses to “Reports: Tight end Niles Paul signing with Jaguars

  1. Sad to see him go. Great low key signing for the Jags. He’s a foundational type player. Not a headline guy, but he’d make any team better. Handy Tim above that said ‘championship’ mockingly, yeah dude. Players like Niles Paul are the heart of championship teams.

  2. The dude is a real pro. Great attitude. Special teams ace. He’s receiver enough that he splits out wide, fast enough that he’s served as special teams gunner, and blocker enough that he’s the first-string fullback. The one year that he got pressed into starting duty at TE he put up 500 yards.

    He’s instantly the best TE on the Jags roster and if he ultimately winds up the starter Jags fans won’t be disappointed.

  3. Solid low key addition for the Jags. Niles is a great locker room guy, strong special teamer, and is one tough dude. He gave his all for the Skins and did whatever they asked including playing fullback at times. There was no more room for him in DC. I wish him well in Jacksonville.

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