2012 NFL Free Agency: More Receivers in the Jaguars Free Agency Plans

David LevinSenior Writer IIMarch 22, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Michael Griffin #33 of the Tennessee Titans tackles Lee Evans #83 of the Baltimore Ravens at LP Field on September 18, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee won 26-13.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Could veteran receivers call Jacksonville home?

That is the question coaches and management must answer as it has been reported that the Jaguars have shown interest in both Lee Evans and Legedu Naanee.

The Florida Times-Union is reporting that Evans, a former first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills, is in town today to visit with team officials.

There is no word yet when and if Naanee will be coming to town.

The Jaguars have already added one receiver to their corps with the signing of Laurent Robinson last week. The former Dallas Cowboys receiver signed a five-year, $32 million contract.

Evans on the outside would give Blaine Gabbert another target to throw to. The former Bills receiver has played eight seasons in the NFL, the last being with Baltimore.

Naanee had his best season in the NFL last year while playing for Carolina. He caught 44 catches for 467 yards. He was originally signed to play with the San Diego Chargers four seasons ago.

The free agency period started last week. Receivers who were left on the board before the signing period began were signed to new teams at a furious rate. The Jaguars, who were the worst receiving team in the league last season, needed to find new depth for Gabbert and the new coaching staff led by head coach Mike Mularkey.

Bringing in one or both of these receivers to the mix will help the team not only in depth but will also allow the team to concentrate on other positions in the upcoming draft in April. That being said, a young receiver will still be a target of team general manager Gene Smith and team scouts.

Indeed, Smith said last week that he would still like to add another receiver in free agency or the draft.