Return to Lions makes sense for Jamal Agnew if he gets released by Jaguars

Jamal Agnew is predicted to become a cap casualty in Jacksonville, and a return to the receiver-needy Lions could make plenty of sense if that plays out.

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The Detroit Lions didn't re-sign Jamal Agnew in 2021, as a new regime started, and the speedy return man was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Now two years later, Agnew faces an uncertain future in Jacksonville. There is potential for Agnew become a cap casualty, which The 33rd Team explored in a piece identifying possible NFL cap casualties as cut down day nears.

The Jaguars could save a good chunk of money by letting Agnew go, and he is buried on the team's loaded offensive skill position depth chart.

"The Jacksonville Jaguars can save $4,714,706 against the salary cap this season if they cut WR Jamal Agnew. Agnew is not the fifth or possibly even sixth option in the Jaguars’ receiving game behind WR Calvin Ridley, WR Christian Kirk, TE Evan Engram, RB Travis Etienne and WR Zay Jones. Agnew is relegated to a returner-only role on this team."

Agnew could be of interest to Detroit if he's cut. After playing cornerback for the Lions, Agnew has become a full-time receiver and a versatile offensive weapon. He was the Pro Bowl kick returner for the AFC last year, as the first alternate.

Lions could target Jamal Agnew to help wide receiver depth

If Agnew gets cut, the Lions should consider adding him.

Detroit has a need for wide receiver depth, especially in the absence of Jameson Williams for the first six games. They tried to address the issue by trading for Denzel Mims, but Mims was recently released with an injury designation.

The Lions could be pondering a veteran addition at wide receiver. Agnew would be an experienced veteran who could land on the radar soon.

Justin Jackson retired suddenly a couple weeks ago, leaving the kickoff returner role for the Lions open to competition since. Adding Agnew could essentially end said competition

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Agnew could be an ideal weapon for the Lions to add to the team's offense/special teams if he is soon served walking papers.