Former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Jace Amaro is working out for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, per Ian Rapoport.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking a closer look at some veteran help at the tight end position by working out Jace Amaro who spent the offseason with the Kansas City Chiefs before getting cut after the preseason wrapped up.
Amaro always comes pre-packaged in his descriptions as a former second round selection of the New York Jets, a sign that he will never escape the shadow of such a large investment being made in him as a player (for comparison, Travis Kelce was a third round pick). He’s spent time with the Tennessee Titans and Chiefs after being released by the Jets in 2016 but has failed to hit the field since his days with the Jets.
The Jaguars have yet to announce any tight end injuries from Sunday, any sign that starter Austin Sefarian-Jenkins or back-up James O’Shaughnessy (who should sound familiar to the Chiefs as a former fifth round pick) were injured or hurt in some way. That likely means the team is doing their homework with available players.
The Chiefs brought in Amaro this offseason to compete for the third tight end position on the depth chart, but Amaro ultimately lost out to Alex Ellis, a bit of a surprise given Amaro’s preseason showing. He seemed to be the frontrunner for the spot behind Demetrius Harris and Kelce on the depth chart at tight end. NFL veteran Tim Wright was also vying for the role.