The Baltimore Ravens decided to let restricted free agent Tandon Doss hit the free agent market, and it only took about a week for him to find a new home as a backup wide receiver. According to the Florida Times-Union’s Ryan O’Halloran, the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Doss today on an undisclosed contract, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the 24-year-old signed a cheap, one-year deal, though he could also deserve more than just one season under contract.
Doss appeared in 15 games last season for the Ravens, and he did a nice job as a punt returner with 359 return yards and a touchdown. He also caught 19 passes for 305 yards, and his speed makes him a nice WR4/5 option with special teams ability. The 2013 season was easily Doss’s best year, and it will be interesting to see if he replaces the promising-but-underwhelming Ace Sanders as a punt returner. Sanders has more natural talent as a returner, but he didn’t play as well as Doss did last season as a returner.
Just 24, the Indiana product hops into a nice situation in Jacksonville after the Ravens were unwilling to tender him at $1.4 million next season. He’ll almost certainly make less going forward for the Jaguars, but this is still a very nice depth signing at WR for David Caldwell. Doss’s consistent punt returns last season also make him a modest asset on the Jaguarss depth chart.