Free-agent review: Tandon Doss

March, 28, 2014
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An examination of the Jaguars' additions in free agency.

Doss
WR Tandon Doss

Contract details: He signed a two-year deal worth $1.505 million ($65,000 guaranteed). He received a $65,000 signing bonus and his base salary will be $645,000 in 2014 and $745,000 in 2015.

What's to like: Doss gives the Jacksonville Jaguars one thing they've been missing for several years: A big, physical receiver who has actually been somewhat productive on the field. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Doss caught 26 passes the past two seasons in Baltimore, including 19 catches for 305 yards last season. He made his biggest impact on special teams, though, leading the NFL in punt return yardage. He also was a standout kick returner in college (he set an Indiana single-season record for kickoff return yardage in 2010) and he'll compete with Jordan Todman in that role.

What's concerning: Though he averaged 16.5 yards per catch in his two seasons in Baltimore he really hasn't made much of an impact. It will be hard for him to find playing time on offense behind Cecil Shorts, Ace Sanders, Mike Brown and Kerry Taylor.

From ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley: “Tandon Doss is an effective punt returner but an inconsistent receiver. When Jacoby Jones went down last season, Doss had a chance to establish himself as the team's No. 3 receiver and struggled to make any impact. His size is decent, his route-running is average, and his hands are unreliable. Doss led the NFL in punt-return average last season, but the Ravens phased him out of that role when he muffed a punt that led to a critical touchdown in Cleveland. He still has upside but the Ravens weren't interested in investing any more time in him."

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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