Jags’ Baalke, Pederson talk trade of Laviska Shenault

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded WR Laviska Shenault Jr. to the Carolina Panthers, the team announced Monday.

According to ESPN, the Panthers sent the Jaguars a 2023 seventh-round pick and a 2024 sixth-rounder for Shenault.

The 23-year-old was a second-round pick of the Jaguars in the 2020 draft and had a solid season in 2021 with Jacksonville as he caught 63 passes with 619 yards but no touchdowns.

Carolina was looking for another wideout, and they got a young prospect in the 6’1, 227-pound Shenault.

In two seasons in Jacksonville, Shenault had 121 receptions for 1219 yards and five touchdowns. In the offseason, the Jaguars added wideouts Christian Kirk and Zay Jones, making Shenault expendable.

On Tuesday, Jaguars GM Trent Baalke discussed the trade.

“Well, we’ve been fielding calls since free agency when we signed WR Zay Jones and WR Christian Kirk; we’ve been fielding calls quite a bit,” Baalke said. “Things picked up over the past week, and it just came down to a situation where we felt it was a good situation for us as an organization and a good situation for Laviska. We certainly enjoyed him as a player in this organization and wish him nothing but the best.”

Jaguars coach Doug Pederson added: “Yeah, you always want to see guys and see how they would fit into what we’re doing offensively, and [Laviska Shenault Jr.] was a guy that obviously has a skillset that any team would love to have. I wish him the best, obviously, and it’s a great opportunity for him.”

On cutdown day, Jacksonville waived 16 players:

  • DL Israel Antwine (Waived)

  • WR Kevin Austin Jr. (Waived)

  • OLB Rashod Berry (Waived)

  • WR Jeff Cotton Jr. (Waived)

  • CB Xavier Crawford (Waived)

  • OL Coy Cronk (Waived)

  • OL Nick Ford (Waived)

  • WR Willie Johnson (Waived/Injured)

  • CB Gregory Junior (Waived)

  • S Ayo Oyelola (Waived)

  • QB E.J. Perry (Waived)

  • TE Gerrit Prince (Waived)

  • DT Jay Tufele (Waived)

  • OL Darryl Williams (Waived)

  • DT Raequan Williams (Waived/Injured)

  • RB Mekhi Sargent

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