Jaguars, WR Mohamed Massaquoi strike two-year deal

4/6/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The deal is reportedly worth $4.7 million including incentives, and will be officially signed on Monday.
Mohamed Massaquoi is coming off season marred by injuries as he was limited to only nine games in 2012. While dealing with both hamstring and knee injuries, Mohamed Massaquoi finished last season with17 receptions for 254 yards and zero touchdowns.
In fact, Mohamed Massaquoi has suffered multiple concussions during the past four seasons with the Cleveland Browns. The former second-round pick Mohamed Massaquoi was a pleasant surprise his rookie season when he made caught 34 balls for 624 yards, while playing all 16 games with 11 starts in 2009. But in each of the following seasons his yardage has been declining.
The 26-year-old Mohamed Massaquoi combined 118 receptions for 1,745 yards and seven touchdowns, on a career average of 14.8 yards per catch.
He wasn’t expected to be a top priority on the Cleveland Browns new regime’s offseason list, even though the team didn’t sign receivers during free agency. While Mohamed Massaquoi was sidelined last season, saw rookie Josh Gordon and second-year pro Greg Little emerged as the team’s top receivers.
Mohamed Massaquoi drew interest from the New York Giants and Houston Texans during free agency. He visited the Houston Texans last week.
The move makes Mohamed Massaquoi the eighth receiver currently on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster. Mohamed Massaquoi lands behind presumed starters Justin Blackmon as well as Cecil Shorts, and fourth-year pro Jordan Shipley on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ early depth chart. The other receivers on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster heading into next week’s orientation camp are Mike Brown, Jerrell Jackson, Toney Clemons, and Taylor Price.
Mohamed Massaquoi id the fifth free agent signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, joining running back Justin Forestt, linebacker Geno Hayes, defensive tackle Roy Miller, cornerback Alan Ball and defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks.
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