Receiver room gets smaller: Jaguars waive Tyron Johnson

Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II, left, intercepts a pass intended for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tyron Johnson (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) (Phelan M. Ebenhack, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Tyron Johnson experiment is over in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars released the receiver on Tuesday morning, parting ways with the speedy waiver wire pickup after he struggled to catch on with the team.

The Jaguars had the top waiver priority last September and used it to claim to nab Johnson off the wire from the Chargers. He was a deep play threat with Los Angeles, averaging 19.9 yards per catch last season. Johnson was expected to add a gamebreaking element to the Jaguars, but he seldom even got on the field.

Johnson played just 40 snaps across six games with Jacksonville. He had two catches for 16 yards.

Cutting Johnson showcased just how much he struggled. The Jaguars are starved for help at the position and expected Johnson to at least add a wrinkle of speed into the unit. Jaguars receivers have struggled to click with Trevor Lawrence.

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Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.