Cole was not targeted in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Coles' presence in the Jaguars offense has all but evaporated as he hasn't been targeted in the last two games, and has played a combined 53 offensive snaps over the previous three weeks. Rookie D.J. Chark has taken over as Jacksonville's No. 3 wide receiver, though he has little production to show for it. Cole has reached the point of near-irrelevance in Jacksonville's struggling offense.
Cole was not targeted in Sunday's 29-26 loss at Indianapolis. Cole played only 22 offensive snaps Sunday, half of what rookie D.J. Chark spent on the field. The 25-year-old saw his role reduced prior to the Jaguars' bye last week due to ongoing issues with drops and fumbles, with the playing-time trend continuing after the week off. Chark has yet to produce much offensively, but the return of Leonard Fournette from his hamstring injury further diminishes Cole's chances of a resurgence. The 2017 undrafted free agent will likely have limited opportunities to work his way back into the Jaguars' offensive game plan if everyone remains healthy.
Cole caught two of three targets for 18 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's loss to the Eagles in London. Cole had a solid start to the season with 15 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown through the first three games, but over the last three weeks, has only eight catches for 80 yards while also having five drops and two lost fumbles, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports. Jaguars wide receivers have been difficult to trust all season due to the volatility of their offense without Leonard Fournette (hamstring), and Cole's ball-security issues only compound the problem. The Jacksonville offense heads into a Week 9 bye with a plethora of issues needing to be ironed out.
Cole turned seven targets into just two catches for 21 yards in Sunday's 20-7 loss to Houston. Cole's weak output was emblematic of Jacksonville's struggles in the passing game, as quarterback Blake Bortles was bad enough to get benched for Cody Kessler in the third quarter. After catching 15 balls for 210 yards and a touchdown in the season's first three contests, Cole has been held to 12 receptions for 147 yards over the past four. He'll travel to London for a matchup with the Eagles in Week 8.
Cole caught four of five targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cowboys. Cole tied for the team lead in targets and failed to haul in just one ball that was thrown his way. Unfortunately, he did little outside of his long gain of 17 yards and came away with one of his lowest totals of the season. Cole has looked like a top receiver at times, but he's also surpassed 54 receiving yards just twice and has one touchdown to his name. He'll look to get back on track next Sunday against the Texans.
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