Lawrence Cager, NY Jets Contract, Stats
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Lawrence Cager, New York Jets reunite

According to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 in Houston, the New York Jets have signed wide receiver Lawrence Cager to a reserve/future deal.

This will be Cager’s second stint in New York. He signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia in May 2020. Cager would play two games in his rookie season, catching two of six targets for 35 yards.

The Jets kept Cager around for the 2021 offseason. He played in all three of the team’s preseason games, catching four of seven targets for 25 yards and one touchdown. New York released Cager on Aug. 31 as part of final roster cuts.

Cager, 24, signed with the Browns’ practice squad on Oct. 4 and spent most of the remainder of the season on Cleveland’s practice squad. He appeared in one game, playing one snap.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Cager was known for his contested-catch abilities in college. During his final collegiate season, Cager caught 12 of his 14 “contested” targets, according to Pro Football Focus. Overall, Cager caught 33 of 40 passes for 476 yards and four touchdowns over eight games in his redshirt senior season with the Bulldogs.

Cager began his collegiate career at Miami (FL), grabbing 45 passes for 681 yards and 10 touchdowns over 25 games. He redshirted his sophomore year after a season-ending injury.

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The Jets now have 11 players signed to reserve/future contracts:

  • K Matt Ammendola
  • WR Tarik Black
  • WR Lawrence Cager
  • TE Brandon Dillon
  • OL Grant Hermanns
  • WR D.J. Montgomery
  • OL Ross Pierschbacher
  • DL Hamilcar Rashed Jr.
  • OL Dru Samia
  • DL Tanzel Smart
  • OL Isaiah Williams

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JetOrange
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JetOrange

Understand Cager is shifting to TE. Intriguing. Put 15 pounds of muscle on in the off season, this could work , certainly opportunity in the TE room.

Barney Miller
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Barney Miller

Have the cut/traded Mims and/or signed Braxton Berrios yet? (I know, you x & o guys think BB’s just a fan favorite and a bit overrated, but you gotta’ admit he’s a sparkplug and a good kid to have in the locker room. Right?)

Reprocity
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Reprocity

I can see him on and off the 90 man roster this off season.

JetOrange
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JetOrange

Signed Cager, did not sign Vincent Smith, speaks to fit in this Offense. Like Tarik Black.