Keelan Cole was a wide-eyed rookie in 2017

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Cheap Rob Gronkowski Jersey , an undrafted receiver from tiny Kentucky Wesleyan who ended up in Jacksonville's starting lineup because of injuries.He was lost at times, overwhelmed by the complexity of routes and responsibilities, and in awe of the speed around him. He finally found his footing in December, catching touchdown passes in three consecutive games before going mostly missing in the playoffs.Now, in his second season, Cole has the confidence of a savvy veteran and is quickly becoming the go-to receiver for the Jaguars (2-0).Cole had seven receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown in the team's 31-20 victory against New England on Sunday. He delivered the most impressive catch of his career and quite possibly the best one in the NFL this season, a one-handed grab down the sideline that prompted TV analyst Tony Romo to compare him to Odell Beckham."I'm like everyone else. You go, 'Wow,'" Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Monday. "But he has made those catches in training camp. He has done that before. ... You look around the league and you'll see other players that do great things like that or make these (plays). You tip your hat and acknowledge it and go, 'Wow, that was a hell of a play.' It was a hell of a play."Cole followed with a 24-yard TD reception three plays later, beating cornerback Eric Rowe again and getting him benched. Cole flipped the ball into the stands as he ran into a nearby tunnel, drawing another comparison — this time to Bo Jackson ."Keelan is just a young guy who can do anything he wants to do," teammate and veteran receiver Donte Moncrief said.The Jaguars believe Cole is just getting started , too. His talent and growth are reasons Jacksonville didn't scour the streets or other NFL rosters after leading receiver Marqise Lee sustained a season-ending knee injury last month.Dez Bryant? Josh Gordon? The Jags believed they would be just fine with Cole, Moncrief and Dede Westbrook.All three scored against the Patriots. Next up are the Tennessee Titans.Cole garnered most of the attention against New England, partly for making the key block on Westbrook's 61-yard catch-and-run but mostly for his spectacular catch. Cole stared intently at the Patriots sideline after the one-handed stab and then caught a few replays of it on the scoreboard."I've only seen it like three times so far," he said. "I haven't really gotten to see it enough to talk about it, so I'm not going to sit here and lie to y'all about something. I don't really know what's going on yet. But I know I caught it. First down. That's all I've got for you."Cole now has 55 receptions for 1,000 yards and four touchdowns in 21 career games. He's averaging more than 18 yards a catch, evidence of his speed and big-play ability.But it might be hard for him to top what he did against the Pats."He does stuff like that all the time in practice and kind of just showing off," said quarterback Blake Bortles, who threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns. "He's got unbelievable abilities, so to watch him go out there, have fun and make plays like that is pretty special."NOTES: Jaguars placed left tackle Cam Robinson on injured reserve after he tore a knee ligament against the Patriots. They re-signed receiver Rashad Green to fill his spot on the 53-man roster.Patriots reportedly work out a trio of players, including a familiar face The New England Patriots’ personnel department has been busy the last two days. On Monday, the team released two players and moved a third one to injured reserve, before filling the open roster spots again on Tuesday: the Patriots signed a pair of wide receivers and also brought in a running back. While the roster is at the 53-man maximum right now , more moves could follow in the near future.Yesterday, as first reported by ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, the team worked out three more free agents. Let’s take a look at them:RB Orleans DarkwaDarkwa originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014. After a short stint with the Miami Dolphins, he was signed by the New York Giants late during his rookie season. The Tulane product was quickly able to establish himself with the team as a depth running back and core special teamer that saw his role grow over the next three years. In 2017, he finally became a regular member of the Giants’ rotation at the position. The result was a career performance: Darkwa finished with 190 touches for 867 yards and five touchdowns.RB Charles SimsSims also joined the NFL in 2014, albeit as a third-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A versatile back, the West Virginia product appeared in 47 games over his four years with the team and registered 245 carries for 958 yards and two touchdowns as well as 129 catches for 1,190 yards and six scores. Despite his experience, however, Sims was a relative afterthought during this year’s free agency. He eventually re-joined the Buccaneers but was placed on injured reserve in late August. A week later, he was released with an injury settlement.WR Brandon TateTate is the most experienced of the three free agents to work out for the Patriots – and a familiar face: the 2009 third-round draft pick spent the first two years of his career with New England as a depth wide receiver and kickoff returner. After failing to make the team’s 2011 squad, Tate joined the Cincinnati Bengals – he now is the franchise’s all-time leader in return yardage – and later the Buffalo Bills. Tate spent the summer with the New Orleans Saints but was released during final cutdowns.While it would not be a surprise to see one of the three players added to the squad at one point further down the line, it would be a surprise if a move happened this week: the Patriots already added three new players this week and will likely first try to see how they respond to the challenge before making potential additional moves.

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