Jaguars honor retiring C Meester with reception
The Jacksonville Jaguars honored retiring center Brad Meester
with a reception – the pass-catching kind.
The Jaguars called a screen play for the 14-year veteran who
announced Wednesday that Sunday’s game against Tennessee would be
his home finale.
Meester spent his entire career in Jacksonville, and he was the
only player announced in pregame introductions Sunday. The Jaguars
also planned a tribute on the field after the game.
But offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch didn’t wait, dialing up a
play for Meester in the first quarter.
Meester reported as an eligible receiver, lined up at tight end
and then caught the screen pass. Meester had fellow offensive
linemen Uche Nwaneri and Austin Pasztor out front and plenty of
open space. But Meester ran into Nwaneri. Still, he gained 9 yards
and set up Chad Henne’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis on
the next play.
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