NFL Free Agency Rumors: Now That Robinson Is Signed, What's Next for the Jaguars

David LevinSenior Writer IIMarch 15, 2012

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 17:  Wide receiver Laurent Robinson #81 of the Dallas Cowboys grabs a midfield pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 17, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping the signing of Laurent Robinson is the splash this team has been talking about since Shahid Khan bought the team at the beginning of this year.

The former Dallas Cowboys receiver, signed a five-year deal with the team Wednesday night. He was one of the remaining receivers left in free agency the Jaguars had expressed interest in.

Now, with a receiver in place and the team's leading receiver, Mike Thomas, able to return to the slot in the Jacksonville offense, the Jaguars must hope the receiver signs with them while they also look to other options to fill their receiver needs.

To be honest, there aren't many. Most of the bigger-named free agents signed with their original teams before the free-agent deadline. Yesterday saw a flurry of action with most of the remaining receivers being snatched up in a hurry. Tampa Bay and Vincent Jackson agreed to terms as did Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan with Washington.

Harry Douglas stayed with Atlanta and Reggie Wayne remained loyal to his Indianapolis Colts.

According to a report by Tania Ganguli in the Florida Times-Union, Robinson had other visits to make if he chose. Arizona, Miami, San Francisco and San Diego are among the teams interested.

Thomas was Jacksonville's leading receiver last season and has been miscast in the team's offense as an outside receiver when he is more effective in the slot. The Jaguars were last in passing offense last season in the NFL.

Robinson gives them more speed and athleticism on the outside. It would also mean the team could try and bring in another receiver like Brandon Lloyd or Eddie Royal who could also help stretch the field.

Another receiver who the team may look to is Mario Manningham of the New York Giants. Manningham was a key component in the Giants' Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots last month.

Drafting a receiver may not be out of the question either for the Jaguars, who hold the seventh selection in the draft. The team could look to hopefully land Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon with the seventh pick or maybe trade down for Michael Floyd of Notre Dame, Alshon Jeffery of South Carolina or look at Stephen Hill of Georgia Tech if he were to fall into the second round.