O'Shaughnessy started Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Texans and caught six of eight targets for 48 yards. The 29-year-old was expected to open the season as Jacksonville's No. 2 tight end after Chris Manhertz signed during the offseason, but O'Shaughnessy had a strong showing in the preseason to earn the starting nod. Manhertz did manage a touchdown on his lone target, but O'Shaughnessy played 80 percent of the offensive snaps and benefitted from the Jaguars facing a 24-point halftime deficit (Trevor Lawrence attempted 51 passes on the day). Regardless, it was an encouraging level of production for O'Shaughnessy after finishing 2020 with 28 receptions for 262 yards and zero scores while operating in a reserve role.
O'Shaughnessy caught all three of his targets for 27 yards during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys. O'Shaughnessy played only 13 offensive snaps but was encouragingly a regular target of rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the first quarter. The 29-year-old tight end wasn't targeted in either of the first two exhibition contests, so it was a welcome sight to see some production with the first-team offense. O'Shaughnessy appears to be Jacksonville's top pass-catching tight end but is likely No. 2 on the depth chart, while Chris Manhertz, who signed as a free agent in March, should enter Week 1 versus the Texans as the starter, though Manhertz is more of a blocking specialist.
O'Shaughnessy re-signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports. O'Shaugnessy handled the No. 2 tight end role for the Jaguars last season behind Tyler Eifert, averaging 31 snaps per contest while recording a 38-262-0 line across 15 contests. Eifert is now a free agent, but the Jaguars signed tight end Chris Manhertz to a two-year, $7.25 million contract Tuesday. O'Shaughnessy looks poised to play second fiddle once again, though the expected addition of quarterback Trevor Lawrence should elevate the Jacksonville offense as a whole.
O'Shaughnessy caught his lone target for 10 yards during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Colts. The 28-year-old played only five fewer snaps than starter Tyler Eifert, but much like the rest of the season, neither tight end was significantly involved in Jacksonville's passing game. O'Shaughnessy caught 28 of 38 targets for 262 yards and zero touchdowns in 15 games this season as Jacksonville's secondary tight end, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
O'Shaughnessy caught two of three targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Bears. The 28-year-old played 26 offensive snaps as the No. 2 tight end and had his typical production. O'Shaughnessy should finish the season in much the same role in Week 17's game at Indianapolis.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/21||San Francisco 49ers||30||17.00|
|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||16||5.00|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||8||2.00|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||3||0.00|
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|3 Year Avg||32||22||210||1||10||9.55||27|