The Jacksonville Jaguars have applied a second-round restricted free agent tender on WR Keelan Cole and applied an exclusive rights tender on fourth-year LB Austin Calitro, the club announced today.
The club also released fifth-year TE Geoff Swaim. In 2019, Swaim caught 13 passes for 65 yards.
Cole, 6-1, 194, signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie in 2017 and has played in 48 games with 18 starts. He has caught 104 passes for 1,600 yards and seven TDs in his three seasons in Jacksonville, including 24 receptions for 361 yards and three TDs in 2019. Among players with 100 receptions, Cole’s 15.4 career yards-per-catch average is the highest in Jaguars history.
In 2017, Cole caught a career-high 42 receptions for 748 yards, registering the most receiving yards by an undrafted rookie in franchise history. A native of Louisville, KY, Cole was a first-team All-American at Kentucky Wesleyan after turning in 198.1 all-purpose yards per game as a senior. He attended Central (Ky.) High School, where he was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter at DB, WR and QB.
Calitro, 6-0, 240, has played in 29 games with nine starts during his three-year (2017-19) NFL career. He initially entered the league as an undrafted rookie with the New York Jets in 2017, and also spent time with San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland. The Danbury, Conn. native joined the Jaguars prior to the start of the 2019 season and played in 13 games and started at WLB for the team’s final three contests. The Villanova product tallied 38 tackles (28 solo), including four tackles for loss and 1.0 sack, last season.