Cole could head into training camp as the Jaguars' top option at slot receiver, Mike Kaye of reports.

Cole finished the 2017 season as the team's leader in receiving yards (748 on 42 receptions) and tallied three touchdowns. The departures of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns seemed to open the door for Cole to retain a key role on the outside during the upcoming season until the team signed free agent Donte Moncrief and drafted D.J. Chark in the second round of April's draft. Cole exhibited strong chemistry with quarterback Blake Bortles last season and again at OTAs, according to Kaye, which should give Cole an edge heading into training camp. Marqise Lee and Moncrief are the logical options to start on the outside for Jacksonville, but the enhanced pool of receiving talent -- which also includes 2017 fourth-round pick Dede Westbrook -- could result in somewhat flexible depth chart for the Jaguars in 2018.

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